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In a British study, nurse-led care emphasizing patient education and engagement significantly improved the proportion of gout sufferers who achieved target serum urate levels.
People with obstructive sleep apnea continued to be at higher risk of developing gout after the first year of obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis.
Although a combination of lesinurad 200 mg and xanthine oxidase inhibitor therapy was effective and well-tolerated among patients with gout, clinical gout-related benefits were not improved.
Ultrasound examination may be used to detect crystal deposition in the renal medulla in patients with tophaceous gout.
Researchers evaluated the distribution of ultrasound features of lower-limb joints and the risk factors of tophus in patients with gout.
Inhibition of IL-1ß with canakinumab significantly decreased gout attack risk at all baseline serum uric acid (SUA) levels and without changing SUA levels.
The 10-year prevalence of colonoscopy-documented colorectal cancer was 0.8% among gout patients vs 3.7% among osteoarthritis patients.
In a large Swedish study of middle-aged individuals, increments in baseline serum urate levels were associated with progressively increased risks of gout over a mean 28 years of follow-up.
Hearing impairment is 44% more likely to develop in Medicare patients with vs without gout, a study of Medicare claims data shows.
Elevated levels of serum ferritin, which stores excess iron, are positively associated with gout risk, investigators concluded.
Data show that gout is associated with an increased risk of developing erectile dysfunction.
A study of Medicare patients found that atrial fibrillation was nearly twice as likely to develop in those with vs without gout.
Serum uric acid levels above the median prior to cardiac surgery is independently associated with 5.5-fold increased odds of postoperative acute kidney injury.
Association showed increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer death.
Medication adherence also remained low in patients who reinitiate treatment after a gap in therapy.
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