Serum uric acid as a risk factor of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events among type 2 diabetes population: Meta-analysis of correlational evidence.

Affiliation

Department of Health Policy and Management, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

OBJECTIVE : To explore the association between serum uric acid (SUA) level and the risk of cardiovascular complications and all-cause mortality rates among individuals with type 2 diabetes.
METHODS : Web of Science and PubMed database were searched for studies reported associations between SUA level and cardiovascular complications and all-cause mortality among individuals with type 2 diabetes. Hazard ratios (HRs) were independently extracted by two investigators and synthesized through meta-analysis across selected studies.
RESULTS : 6 (n = 11,750 patients), 4 (n = 3044 patients) and 2 studies (n = 7792 patients) were identified reporting associations between SUA level and all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke respectively. HR for all-cause mortality, CHD, and stroke per 59 μmol/l increase was 1.06 (95% CI: 1.03, 1.09), 1.09 (95% CI: 0.94, 1.26) and 1.19 (95% CI: 1.08, 1.31), respectively.
CONCLUSIONS : Overall, the SUA level was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality and stroke. We found no significant association between SUA level and CHD among type 2 diabetes population.

Keywords

All-cause mortality,Cardiovascular diseases,Meta-analysis,Serum uric acid,Type 2 diabetes,

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