Gout Comorbidity Quiz

January 2, 2019
Leo Robert

Answer these 8 questions to test your knowledge of the latest research findings.

Recent research has linked gout with everything from heart disease, obesity, and colorectal cancer to sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction, and hearing loss in older patients. Take this brief quiz to test your knowledge of the latest findings.

For more information on any of the questions, please see our slide show All About Gout: 8 New Findings.

Question 1.

A clinical history of gout is associated with better outcomes in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease who receive high levels of optimal baseline CVD medical therapy. True or false?

A. True

B. False

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The correct answer is B. False

Question 2.

Which kind of obesity was recently linked with increased gout risk?

A. Overall obesity

B. Abdominal obesity

C. Compound obesity

D. Childhood obesity

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The correct answer is A. Overall obesity

Question 3.

Which of the following statements about gout and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is/are true?

A. Gout is more likely to develop in persons who have OSA.

B. Gout risk among patients who have OSA is highest 1 to 2 years after index date.

C. Gout risk persists among patients with OSA who are overweight or obese.

D. A, B, and C

E. A and B but not C

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The correct answer is D. A, B, and C

Question 4.

Recent study findings suggest that gout may have what kind of effect on colorectal cancer?

A. Adverse

B. Protective

C. No effect

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The correct answer is B. Protective

Question 5.

The increase in risk of clinically diagnosed gout is significantly higher in men with high serum urate levels than in women. True or false?

A. True

B. False

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The correct answer is B. False

Question 6.

In the FREED study, lowering uric acid levels with febuxostat helped prevent which adverse events in patients aged 65 years and older with hyperuricemia?

A. Cerebral

B. Cardiovascular

C. Renal

D. A, B, and C

E. A and B but not C

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The correct answer is D. A, B, and C

Question 7.

Findings from a recent gout study support a possible role for which of the following as independent risk factors for erectile dysfunction?

A. Hyperuricemia and hyperglycemia

B. Hyperuricemia and hypertension

C. Hyperuricemia and inflammation

D. Hyperglycemia and hypertension

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The correct answer is C. Hyperuricemia and inflammation

Question 8.

Gout has what effect on hearing loss risk in adults aged 65 years or older?

A. Increases risk

B. Decreases risk modestly

C. Decreases risk significantly

D. Has no effect

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The correct answer is A. Increases risk

For more information on any of the questions, please see our slide show All About Gout: 8 New Findings.

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