Published: 21 October 2014
Author(s): Carlotta Franchi, Francesco Salerno, Alessio Conca, Codjo D. Djade, Mauro Tettamanti, Luca Pasina, Salvatore Corrao, Alessandra Marengoni, Maura Marcucci, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Alessandro Nobili, on behalf of the REPOSI Investigators
Section: Original Article

Increased serum uric acid has been considered a cardiovascular risk factor but no study has assessed its relation with hospital mortality or length of stay. On the basis of data obtained from a prospective registry, the prevalence of gout/hyperuricemia and its association with these and other clinical parameters was evaluated in an Italian cohort of elderly patients acutely admitted to internal medicine or geriatric wards.


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