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Serum uric acid levels: A surrogate marker of oxidative stress or dehydration?

Published:January 18, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2021.01.004
      I read with great interest the article by Centola M et al. [
      • Centola M.
      • Maloberti A.
      • Castini D.
      • Persampieri S.
      • Sabatelli L.
      • Ferrante G.
      • Lucreziotti S.
      • Morici N.
      • Sacco A.
      • Oliva F.
      • Rebora P.
      • Giannattasio C.
      • Mafrici A.
      • Carugo S.
      Impact of admission serum acid uric levels on in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
      ], entitled “Impact of admission serum acid uric levels on in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome.” The result of this study suggests the association between serum uric acid levels and in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Measuring serum uric acid is a low-cost test, and it seems meaningful to show the usefulness of this simple process in severe prediction for patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, I would like to emphasize the limitation of this method.

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