Thursday, 19 Sep 2019


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16 Feb 2017 Social 5yr study of inpatient gout flares - predictors include GI Bleed, urinary catheter or Abx use. #RWCS2017 by Dr Orri…
19 Apr 2019 Social RheumNow Podcast is Up! Eat Your Veggies and more about drug prices, gout, tapering, PSS mortality, insoles, Temporal arter bx & more. or listen to the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud here>>
11 Dec 2017 Social Hyperuricemia seen in 32% of 1019 gout clinic pts and assoc. w/ d longer Dz duration, higher PASI scores, more comorbidities (CVD, MI, CHF, CRF), more nephrolithiasis, higher creatinine; but only 11 (3.4%) had gout.
09 Oct 2016 Social Systematic review of gout shows that allopurinol Rx significantly lowers systolic & diastolic BP & creatinine levels
20 Jul 2018 Social Dr. Jas Singh reports a significant increase of age-related macular degeneration-AMD in gout pts (20.1 gout vs 11.7 /1000 Pt Yrs = HZ 1.39) based of a 5% Medicare sampling
18 May 2015 Social Review of Losartan shows its uricosuric, can lower Uric acid ~1.6 mg/dl & may be useful in HTN w/ hyperuricemia
18 Jun 2019 Social RT @romeropazosvic: PARE poster tour II: @SjogrenpowerAna presenting poster “Patient Voice in Gout: A European Patient Survey to understand…
20 Feb 2018 Social Theres nearly a 2 fold higher risk of dementia in the elderly with hyperuricemia.
11 Sep 2018 Social Gout is associated with a higher risk of hearing loss in older adults, A 5% random sample of Medicare 2006–2012, shows incidence hearing impairment to be higher in people with gout (16.9 vs. non-gout 8.7 per 1000PY). HR=1.44
05 Nov 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Double contour sign - earliest sign of uric acid deposition obs in asymptomatic gout pts. #ACR17 @RheumNow #250 https://t…
21 Jul 2019 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up! Discussions on MDA-5 Abs & DM; gout & narcotics; IA capsaicin in OA; and ADA vs UPA. Watch here>> or listen on iTunes or SoundCloud>>
28 Mar 2016 Social Metanalysis suggests febuxostat is more effective than allopurinol @SUA<6 (71% v 44%) & decreasing SUA (45% v 34%)
31 Mar 2018 Social Why would anyone treat gout with colchicine when steroids & NSAIDs are fast, dirt cheap, more practical & safer than colchicine? Colchicine has given us thousands of years of GI distress & diarrhea now at a ridiculously high cost!
14 May 2018 Social UAB to lead the RECIPE trial in gout - a phase II trial to evaluate the utility of background mycophenolate (MMF) in patient receiving IV pegloticase injection for gout. Presumeably the MMF will block any interferring immunogenicity to PEG.
26 Oct 2018 Social RT @LCalabreseDO: Pegloticase is clearly our most important agent in Pts with high uric Acid burdens - it’s Achilles heal is immunogenicity…
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: Both generic and environmental factors influence the fractional excretion of uric acid #ACR17 @RheumNow #2061 https://…
14 Jun 2016 Social Tophaceous gout occurs after >10yrs & found on ear helix, fingers, toes, wrists knees, olecranon Achilles & sclera
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @DrPetryna: #eular18 @RheumNow ABST sat0357 only 51.7% of pts compliant with ULT ( allopurinol&uloric predominantly) after 1 year. The m…
01 Dec 2016 Social @RonanTKavanagh @reinmd77 I start all new ULT (allopurinol, febuxostat) with either 5mg pred or NSAID (Never Colchicine). No flares IMHO
05 Mar 2019 Social An Internet survey of 320 physician-diagnosed #gout pts finds that 23% diagnosed as having a sleep disorder (sleep apnea, 17%). Their mean sleep time was 6.7 h per night; 86% reported snoring during sleep and 2/3 reported feeling sleepy during the day