What actually are the tophi of gout? They are bits of blasted neutrophils with their feedback controls out of kilter, according to new research.
Help your rheumatologist colleagues judge current practice with regard to unresolved issues in rheumatology: Vote in the new weekly RN Practice Poll. Consider the scenario and choose one of a handful of logical options. After you vote, you'll see what your colleagues chose.
Poll #1, from Board member Stephen Paget MD: Your strategy after methotrexate fails in rheumatoid arthritis.
Concerned about often uneven and suboptimal care of gout, despite numerous guidelines and new therapies, an international panel of rheumatologists issues new recommendations for diagnosis and management.
Few gout patients know their serum urate goals, which researchers say could hinder their chances of reaching remission. (©ThamKC/Shutterstock.com)
In with the new and out with the old. "Pseudogout" is out. Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) is in.
Patient says it's been a year since his last gout flare since lesinurad treatment.
The terminology used to describe gout in the medical literature is vague and sometimes confusing, new research finds. (©nasirkhan/Shutterstock.com)