The Association Between Serum Uric Acid Level and Prognosis in Critically Ill Patients, Uric Acid as a Prognosis Predictor

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Pehlivanlar-Kucuk M., Kucuk A. O. , Ozturk C. E. , Er M. C. , ÜLGER F.

CLINICAL LABORATORY, cilt.64, sa.9, ss.1491-1500, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7754/clin.lab.2018.180334
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1491-1500


Background: Uric acid is synthesized from xanthine via xanthine oxidase as an end-product of purine metabolism. Uric acid is a major non-enzymatic antioxidant in the blood, and it exerts a protective action on vitamin C. There are a limited number of ICU studies related to uric acid, which is a valuable prognostic biomarker. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of uric acid as a biomarker in predicting the outcomes of critically ill patients.