Could gout go the way of smallpox? It might, if only everyone would follow the guidelines available for management, says an editorial.
Why are gout patients seeking treatment from their healthcare providers at three times the rate they were in the later 20th century? Researchers suggest that better disease awareness and an aging population may hold the answers.
ACR2013: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) proves a much clearer picture in complicated cases where gout may be challenging to diagnose.
ACR2013: Urate crystals turned up in dual-energy CT and pathology studies of OA patients never diagnosed with gout who came to the Mayo Clinic for knee replacement, raising intriguing questions.
Pegloticase may reduce or eradicate the urate crystal mass in painful gout tophi, according to phase 3 trial results.
Internists gain some guidance on identifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and why they should work with rheumatologists. Meanwhile, two UK studies outline paths to successful gout treatment and lower mortality rates after hip replacement surgery. Finally, the use of imaging, including ultrasound, are refined for diagnosing sarcoidosis.
A study of Caucasians and Polynesians in both the US and New Zealand explains why sugary drinks worsen gout.
Researchers have nailed the reason why several herbal nostrums for arthritis and gout cause malignancy, including hepatocellular cancer previously attributed to hepatitis C. Also in the non-rheumatology journals this week: News about comorbidities of psoriasis and antibody profiles for morphea.
The elderly man with hypertension and polyarticular tophaceous gout experiences intermittent dizziness, neck pain, and arm weakness. Which condition is responsible?
An 82-year-old man with hypertension and gout developed periods of dizziness, neck pain, and arm weakness. Could the gout be responsible?