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DASH Diet May Help Lower Occurrence of Gout

DASH Diet May Help Lower Occurrence of Gout

Following the diet may be a good option for patients who prefer to avoid medication.

Low Serum Uric Acid Levels Significantly Reduce Gout Risk

Low Serum Uric Acid Levels Significantly Reduce Gout Risk

Reduced levels of serum uric acid are associated with markedly fewer new-onset gout and gout flares.

Age, Tophi Linked to Mortality in Gout

Age, Tophi Linked to Mortality in Gout

The presence of tophi at baseline was associated with an almost 3-fold increased risk for death from all causes.

Systematic Review Analyzes Antihypertensive Effects of Hyperuricemia Pharmacotherapy

Systematic Review Analyzes Antihypertensive Effects of Hyperuricemia Pharmacotherapy

There was low quality evidence from three trials indicating no reduction in systolic (-6.2mmHg, 95% CI: -12.8 to 0.5) or diastolic (-3.9mmHg, 95% CI: -9.2 to 1.4) 24-hour ambulatory BP with uric acid lowering drugs vs. placebo.

Allopurinol Use In Concomitant Gout and Diabetes Lowers Cardiovascular Event Risk

Allopurinol Use In Concomitant Gout and Diabetes Lowers Cardiovascular Event Risk

Study analyzes insurance claims data to examine the relationship between allopurinol use in patients with both gout and diabetes and its effect on cardiovascular event risk.

Ultrasound Finds Distinct Ankle Pathologies In Rheumatic Diseases

Ultrasound Finds Distinct Ankle Pathologies In Rheumatic Diseases

Ultrasonography detects different ankle pathologies in various inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 2/17/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 2/17/17

Clinical management recommendations for juvenile dermatomyositis, updated guidelines for low back pain treatment, and more of this week's news.

Do Risk Prediction Tools Underestimate Incidence of Carotid Plaque in Gout?

Do Risk Prediction Tools Underestimate Incidence of Carotid Plaque in Gout?

Study evaluated cardiovascular risk in patients with a new diagnosis of gout using risk prediction tools and carotid ultrasound.

Gout Associated With Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Women

Gout Associated With Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Women

Prospective study examines women with a history of gout and risk of hip and wrist fractures.

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