Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease is many times more common than rheumatoid arthritis, but rarely studied and difficult to diagnose. Here an expert rheumatologist offers the basics for management today and prospects for the future.
Expert rheumatologists examine patterns of treatment failure in gout, in light of six recent guidelines on the condition. This brief slide show based on their review summarizes basics about the guidelines and the clues to optimal treatment, linking to the review itself.
New research confirms that taking allopurinol during active gout does not prolong the flare, and genetic studies reveal a new factor in allopurinol sensitivity.
Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.
Although studies of ultrasound diagnosis for gout are scarce, the authors of two reviews maintain the evidence is good that it is a useful option--and may be leading to some revisions in the way the condition is detectedl.
A recent interest in the effects of neutrophil extracellular traps in gout tophi could shed light on inflammatory processes in other autoimmune diseases.
Watch especially for cardiovascular risk in women who have gout, warn the authors of an observational study using a large British primary-care database.
A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.
All of the signs pointed to osteomyelitis with sepsis. But further examination pointed to consequences of poorly controlled gout.
Watch for the onset of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors among gout patients, particularly women. A study using US insurance claims has validated UK data that showed the same gender difference.