Gout

Venous Thromboembolism Linked to High Uric Acid

Venous Thromboembolism Linked to High Uric Acid

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Highest vs lowest uric acid levels associated with a 2-fold increased risk of VTE.

Higher Allopurinol Dose Protects Elderly From Renal Failure

Higher Allopurinol Dose Protects Elderly From Renal Failure

A higher allopurinol dose was protective against renal failure in elderly allopurinol recipients.

Most Gout Inadequately Controlled

Most Gout Inadequately Controlled

Patients with inadequately controlled gout experience lower quality of life and report worse functioning.

Researchers: View Gout as a Warning Sign

Researchers: View Gout as a Warning Sign

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Gout is associated with an elevated risk of comorbid conditions, especially hypertension and alcohol abuse.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

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Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

 Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

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Gout increased the risk of erectile dysfunction in men by 21%.

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Gout Patients Commonly Develop CKD and Stones

Guidelines currently don't recognize gout as a risk factor for CKD and nephrolithiasis.

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

Study: CKD is a Gout Risk Factor

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

Many Gout Patients Undertreated

Many Gout Patients Undertreated

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Although 87% of patients met the criteria for urate-lowering treatment within 5 years, only 30% were prescribed the recommended treatment.

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

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Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Gout Increases Risk of Diabetes

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible to diabetes, researchers say.

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

Gout Risk Linked to Body Mass Index

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Each 5-unit increment in BMI is associated with a 55% increased relative risk of gout.

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

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Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

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In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

Weather Found to Affect Gout Attack Risk

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Likelihood of a recurrent gout attack is greater under conditions of high temperature and/or low relative humidity.

 Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Gout Patients

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Korean study also revealed an inverse association between serum homocysteine levels and renal function.

Gout Runs in the Family

Gout Runs in the Family

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Individuals with first-degree relatives affected by the condition are twice as likely as those in the general population to experienced gout.

Curbing Fructose Intake May Decrease Elevated Uric Acid

Curbing Fructose Intake May Decrease Elevated Uric Acid

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Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risks for hypertension, gout, and renal impairment.

No Gout Relieve From Vitamin C

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Patients with gout experienced no clinically significant urate-lowering effects from an 8-week course of a modest dosage of vitamin C.

Uric Acid and the Kidney - Is There a Role for Urate Lowering?

Uric Acid and the Kidney - Is There a Role for Urate Lowering?

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Many but not all cohort studies examining the relationship between hyperuricemia and CKD outcomes suggest they may be intertwined.

Allopurinol-Induced AEs Linked to Colchicine, Statin Use

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Adverse events included skin rash, gastrointestinal problems, and allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome.

Gout Discovered in 30% of Patients with Severe CKD

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Gout prevalence is higher among patients with lower average estimated glomerular filtration rates or higher levels of albuminuria

Hypertension Increases Gout Risk

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The two are linked regardless of gender, race, and obesity.

Study: Cherries Lower Gout Attack Risk

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An consumption over a two-year period found to decrease likelihood of a gout attack by 35%.

Study: Gout Affects 4% of Americans

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Data from 5,707 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008 show that gout now affects 4% of Americans (8.3 million individuals), and hyperuricemia, 21% (43.3 million).

Part III: Clinical Challenges and Renal Considerations in Managing Gout

A case study involving a 58-year-old man with acute gout attacks and multiple ­comorbidities, including hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

Part II: Clinical Challenges and Renal Considerations in Managing Gout

A case study involving a 65-year-old man with chronic kidney disease and acute attacks of pain, swelling, and erythema in the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

Renal Cysts More Common in Gout Patients

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Gout patients have an increased prevalence of simple renal cysts, and these cysts are associated with a decreased likelihood of kidney stone disease, according to Brazilian investigators.

Clinical Challenges and Renal Considerations In Managing Gout

A case study examines the treatment of hyperuricemia and gout in a 57-year-old postmenopausal renal transplant recipient with intermittent gout attacks.

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