Dual-energy computed tomography showed good diagnostic accuracy in established gout but had low diagnostic sensitivity in patients with recent-onset gout.
Investigators assessed the risk for venous thromboembolism in patients with gout and evaluated how disease duration, hospital admission and urate-lowering therapy influence this risk.
Findings showed no difference in the risk of non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality between allopurinol and febuxostat treatment in patients with gout.
Gout is associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism.
Investigators recommended fine-needle aspiration cytology as an alternative to core needle biopsy or synovial biopsy to confirm a diagnoses of tophaceous gout.
Investigators sought to determine whether dose escalation of allopurinol to achieve a serum urate target can reduce bone erosion or monosodium urate crystal deposition in patients with gout.
Investigators evaluated the relationship between essential food sources of fructose-containing sugars and incident gout and hyperuricemia.
The inclusion of footwear in a foot care package failed to improve foot pain and disability in patients with gout over a period of 6 months, according to study results published in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Researchers conducted a parallel-group randomized controlled trial that included 96 patients with gout who were randomly assigned to a…
The main obstacles for target serum urate and gout remission included poor medication adherence, persistent tophi, and loss to follow-up.
In patients with gout who initiate urate-lowering therapy during an acute disease flare, C-reactive protein levels >30 mg/L and absence of prophylaxis may represent prognostic factors for early gout flare recurrence.