Gout

 

The Rheumatology Network gout clinical focus page provides information on the latest gout news, study and clinical trial findings, and clinical guideline updates. We feature expert interviews with leading physicians and investigators, articles, videos, podcasts, and breaking FDA approvals for gout drugs.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Gout

September 10, 2021

“There is likely to be a bidirectional relationship between sleep and gout, as gout flares may be influenced by circadian rhythms, and sleep quality is likely to be influenced by gout flares,” investigators explained. “Given the morbidity associated with sleep problems, we should be vigilant regarding sleep health in our patients with gout.”

John Botson, MD, RPh, CCD: Pegloticase Efficacy and Safety in Patients With Gout

June 02, 2021

As a part of our EULAR 2021 coverage, Rheumatology Network sat down with John Botson, MD, RPh, CCD, to discuss why patients with uncontrolled gout are significantly burdened with systemic co-morbid disease, why gout is more prevalent and severe in patients who have received kidney transplants, and why such few studies have been published on the use of pegloticase in organ transplant patients.

Puja Khanna, MD, MPH: Pegloticase Combination Therapy for Patients With Gout

May 25, 2021

Rheumatology Network interviewed Puja Khanna, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine from the University of Michigan, about her study that evaluated how patients with poorly controlled gout fared when they were treated with pegloticase and mycophenolate mofetil combination therapy.

Brad Marder, MD: Pegloticase Therapy in Gout Patients Undergoing Dialysis

April 14, 2021

This week, Rheumatology Network sat down Brad Marder, MD, co-author of the study, Pegloticase Therapy in Gout Patients Undergoing Dialysis: A USRDS Database Study. Data suggests that pegloticase is successful in the treatment of dialysis patients with uncontrolled gout with potentially lower ESA dose requirements after treatment.

Robert Keenan, MD: Efficacy of Combination Therapy for Gout

March 15, 2021

Pegloticase in conjunction with immunomodulator combination therapy significantly increased pegloticase responder rates when compared with pegloticase monotherapy for patients with uncontrolled or refractory gout, according to a study. This week, Rheumatology Network interviewed lead investigator, Robert Keenan, MD, to discuss his findings.