Complete response to induction therapy is associated with significant 82% decreased odds of death at 12 months.
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Using electrochemiluminescence, researchers found 5 urinary proteins that have “reasonable specificity” for lupus nephritis.
An expert panel evaluated 23 separate statements related to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gout.
Study reveals an 11% prevalence of active gout among solid organ transplant recipients overall and a 13% prevalence among kidney transplant recipients.
Patients with gout who did not reach a serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dL had a 2.4-fold increased risk for death.
Inhibition of IL-1ß with canakinumab significantly decreased gout attack risk at all baseline serum uric acid (SUA) levels and without changing SUA levels.
Over a 5-year period, the drug was well tolerated and associated with significant declines in urinary protein-creatinine ratio and mean prednisolone dose.
The 10-year prevalence of colonoscopy-documented colorectal cancer was 0.8% among gout patients vs 3.7% among osteoarthritis patients.
A study of Medicare patients found that atrial fibrillation was nearly twice as likely to develop in those with vs without gout.
A study documents a 27% increase in visits to emergency departments for a primary diagnosis of acute gout from 2006 to 2014.