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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.

Fixed-Dose Combination Drug for Hyperuricemia Accepted for Review by FDA

Fixed-Dose Combination Drug for Hyperuricemia Accepted for Review by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for Duzallo (lesinurad/allopurinol fixed-dose combination; Ironwood) for the treatment of hyperuricemia in patients with uncontrolled gout.

Sound Bite: Clinician Researcher Discusses Newly Available Lesinurad Data

Sound Bite: Clinician Researcher Discusses Newly Available Lesinurad Data

Puja Paul Khanna, MD, MPH, sat down with Rheumatology Advisor to discuss the safety profile of lesinurad.

Should Febuxostat Be Used in Patients With Prior Skin Reaction to Allopurinol?

Should Febuxostat Be Used in Patients With Prior Skin Reaction to Allopurinol?

A study found that 1 in 5 patients with history of prior skin reaction to allopurinol also developed similar reaction after febuxostat treatment.

ACP Updates Gout Guidelines: Abandoning Treat-To-Target?

ACP Updates Gout Guidelines: Abandoning Treat-To-Target?

The guidelines recommend treatment strategies and state that evidence is insufficient to support therapy to lower uric acid to target levels.

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