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Extreme levels of uric acid can significantly reduce patient survival

Extreme levels of uric acid can significantly reduce patient survival

Extreme values of serum uric acid levels in the blood can markedly reduce a patient’s chance of surviving and reduce their lifespans by up to 11 years, according to a new study by researchers at University of Limerick’s School of Medicine.

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Mortality Comparisons of Peritoneal and In-Centre Haemodialysis

Mortality Comparisons of Peritoneal and In-Centre Haemodialysis

Research carried out at University of Limerick has shown that life expectancy outcomes for two of the most common forms of kidney dialysis treatment are “virtually identical”. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) at UL compared the survival of patients with kidney failure that were treated with either peritoneal dialysis (PD) or haemodialysis (HD) at a dialysis centre, two of the most common forms of available treatments.

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Temporal trends in AKI across health care settings in the Irish health system: a cohort study

Temporal trends in AKI across health care settings in the Irish health system: a cohort study

Rates of Acute Kidney Injury among Irish patients have more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick.

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Gout more than doubles risk of kidney failure

Gout more than doubles risk of kidney failure

Patients with gout are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, according to new University of Limerick (UL), Ireland led research. In one of the largest and most detailed studies ever conducted, patients recruited in general practice with a diagnosis of gout were more than twice as likely to develop kidney failure than those without, according to the study led by researchers at University of Limerick’s (UL) Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS).

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