Elevated serum uric acid in elderly people on hemodialysis associated with cognitive impairment

Takeaway

  • Hyperuricemia is associated with cognitive impairment in elderly people receiving maintenance hemodialysis (HD).

Why this matters

    People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have an increased risk of cognitive impairment; however, the underlying cause(s) remains unclear. These findings are important since cognitive impairment is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in people on maintenance HD.