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The Value of Serum Uric Acid as a Mortality Prediction in Critically Ill Children

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Author(s): Nakysa Hooman | Mitra Mehrazma | Shahrbanoo Nakhaii | Hasan Otukesh | Maziar Moradi-Lakeh | Neda Dianati-Maleki | Arash Ehteshami-Afshar

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 20;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 323;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Uric acid | Mortality | Intensive care | Pediatrics | Sepsis | Hyperuricemia

ABSTRACT
Objective: The role of initial serum uric acid on admission in critically ill patients is controversial; we presumed that uric acid level can predict the mortality of the admitted patients to intensive care unit as a simple test.

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