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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.

See also: Doctor Visits for Gout Almost Triple in Two Decades

 

Gout

Medication adherence among gout patients is poorer than for many other chronic conditions. Authors of a systematic review point to some probable explanations.

Data from two large prospective studies confirm earlier suggestions that gout risk is increased among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, independent of possible contributing factors such as metabolic syndrome.

Updating the evidence on gout treatment, a systematic review assesses how to offer the best for gout patients while keeping their comorbidities in mind.

A new study resolves weaknesses in earlier research to provide clearer guidance about alcohol and gout. Any type of alcohol, including wine, can trigger gout attacks.

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Could gout go the way of smallpox? It might, if only everyone would follow the guidelines available for management, says an editorial.

Here: 5 questions that test your knowledge of gout, psoriasis, COPD, and dermatologic lesions.

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.

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