The increasing prevalence of both gout and chronic kidney disease has led to a growing interest in the association between hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood) and kidney disease

The increasing prevalence of both gout and chronic kidney disease has led to a growing interest in the association between hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood) and kidney disease.

A new thematic issue of The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal, titled ‘Current Perspectives in Hyperuricemia, Gout and the Kidney,’ reports on the interplay of various factors, particularly the role of the kidney in uric acid excretion on the one hand, and the possible impact of hyperuricemia on progression of renal disease on the other. The common patho-physiological link appears to be the chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation that is intrinsic to both conditions, and that may explain some of the perplexing observations noted in these clinical conditions.


The special issue is edited by

Vandana Dua Niyyar

MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Emory University School of Medicine.

Read more here: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/bsp-uag032816.php