CRARY CJREENBERG, M.D.; BIJAY K. JAYASWAL, M.D.
To the editor: The article by Simkin and associates in the July issue (1) discussed a common problem in clinical medicine and provoked much conversation among the physicians here. Answers to the following questions may permit more complete acceptance of the spot uric-acid excretion ratio as clinically useful.
What literature is available on the time course—relative and absolute—of uric acid and creatinine release and excretion over a 24-h period?
What correlation was obtained in a paired t test between spot ratio results and the 24-h collection excretion ratios in the persons studied?
What correlation was obtained in a paired t
CJREENBERG C, JAYASWAL BK. Uric Acid Excretion. Ann Intern Med. ;91:796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-5-796_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(5):796.
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