Tumor Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 1205–1210 | Cite as

Hyperuricemia has an adverse impact on the prognosis of patients with osteosarcoma

  • Shangzeng Wang
  • Xiaoya Liu
  • Zike He
  • Xinfeng Chen
  • Wei Li
Original Article


Patients with osteosarcoma have poor prognosis and are often at high risk of death. Identification of prognostic biomarkers for osteosarcoma may aid in improving the survival. Hyperuricemia had been suggested as a poor prognostic factor of several cancers, but the prognostic role of hyperuricemia in osteosarcoma patients had not been assessed. In the present study, we investigated the prognostic role of hyperuricemia at baseline on the overall survival of patients with osteosarcoma. Sixty osteosarcoma patients with hyperuricemia were matched (1:2) to 120 osteosarcoma patients without hyperuricemia with similar age and gender. Data from those patients with osteosarcoma were evaluated retrospectively. The role of hyperuricemia on overall survival was firstly analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression models were also used to further evaluate the prognostic significance of hyperuricemia. None of the clinicopathological parameters except distant metastasis was associated with hyperuricemia. Kaplan-Meier method showed that patients with hyperuricemia had shorter overall survival compared with those with normouricemia (P < 0.0001, log-rank test). In univariate analysis, hyperuricemia was associated with poorer overall survival in osteosarcoma patients (HR = 2.71, 95 % CI 1.75–4.20; P < 0.0001). In the multivariate analysis, after adjusting for age, gender, serum alkaline phosphatase, stage, tumor size, and metastasis, hyperuricemia was independently associated with poorer overall survival in osteosarcoma patients (HR = 2.28, 95 % CI 1.41–3.69; P = 0.001). In conclusion, hyperuricemia at baseline is associated with poorer overall survival in osteosarcoma patients, and it has an adverse impact on the prognosis of osteosarcoma patients.


Hyperuricemia Osteosarcoma Prognosis 


Conflicts of interest



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shangzeng Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaoya Liu
    • 2
  • Zike He
    • 2
  • Xinfeng Chen
    • 3
  • Wei Li
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsSecond Affiliated Hospital of Henan College of Traditional Chinese MedicineZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsHenan Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese MedicineZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of OncologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina
  4. 4.Department of MedicineShanghai Cancer HospitalShanghaiChina

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