Challenges of conducting a trial of uric-acid-lowering therapy in CKD

Badve, Sunil V., Brown, Fiona, Hawley, Carmel M., Johnson, David W., Kanellis, John, Rangan, Gopala K. and Perkovic, Vlado (2011) Challenges of conducting a trial of uric-acid-lowering therapy in CKD. Nature Reviews Nephrology, 7 5: 295-300. doi:10.1038/nrneph.2010.186

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Author Badve, Sunil V.
Brown, Fiona
Hawley, Carmel M.
Johnson, David W.
Kanellis, John
Rangan, Gopala K.
Perkovic, Vlado
Title Challenges of conducting a trial of uric-acid-lowering therapy in CKD
Journal name Nature Reviews Nephrology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1759-5061
Publication date 2011-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/nrneph.2010.186
Volume 7
Issue 5
Start page 295
End page 300
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Observational studies have shown that asymptomatic hyperuricemia is associated with increased risks of hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular events, and mortality. Whether these factors represent cause, consequence or incidental associations, however, remains uncertain. Hyperuricemia could be a consequence of impaired kidney function, diuretic therapy or oxidative stress, such that elevated serum urate level represents a marker, rather than a cause, of CKD. On the other hand, small, short-term, single-center studies have shown improvements in blood-pressure control and slowing of CKD progression following serum urate lowering with allopurinol. An adequately powered randomized controlled trial is required to determine whether uric-acid-lowering therapy slows the progression of CKD. This article discusses the rationale for and the feasibility of such a trial. International collaboration is required to plan and conduct a large-scale multicenter trial in order to better inform clinical practice and public health policy about the optimal management of asymptomatic hyperuricemia in patients with CKD. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
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