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Three eminent rheumatologists not only stopped publishing their classic textbook in print. They have posted the latest edition, complete, online for free.

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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.

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.

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Once a disease of kings, gout affects an increasing number of “commoners”—and the physical and economic toll is high.

Watch especially for cardiovascular risk in women who have gout, warn the authors of an observational study using a large British primary-care database.

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