Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020


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07 Aug 2019 Social Prospective study of 83 gout patients; 77 on urate lowering Rx, 6 discontinued Rx. The D/C group had no change in MSU deposits or SUA levels, In the ULT group MSU burden significantly decreased (MSU volume: p=0.007) and sUA dropped from 7.2 to 5,8 mg/dl.
26 Oct 2015 Social 75 pts >50 yrs w knee effusions were studied:Ultrasound was more sensitive(60 v 40%) & specific (97 v 83%) than Xray
14 Mar 2020 Social Dr Nicola Dalbeth #RNL2020 notes there are no RCTs regarding dietary manager of #gout
29 Mar 2018 Social Who was the 5th Beatle?
16 Mar 2016 Social In a 6 mos RCT, Febuxostat slows the decline in GFR in CKD stages 3/4 compared to placebo.
27 Oct 2017 Social RheumNow Wk in Review is up! Cush on gout, CV risk, Biosimilars,FDA approvals.Vid or podcast
10 May 2016 Social Population (34K) based Taiwan study shows gout assoc w/ higher risk of depression; that is normalized w/ pred or ULT
09 May 2015 Social Review of Losartan shows its uricosuric, can lower Uric acid ~1.6 mg/dl & may be useful in HTN w/ hyperuricemia
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @Janetbirdope: #GAMECHANGERS If you have gout and typeII diabetes you have worse gout. More tophi and erosions. #acr17 @rheumnow #1118…
15 Jul 2016 Social Comic strips? Annals IM has one, Price of Progress", cost of colchicine , falls, CNS bleeds, hospitals. So pathetic
06 Jun 2019 Social The overall prevalence of gout among US adults is 3.9%, affecting 9.2 million people. Hyperuricaemia prevalence is 14.6% - affecting 32.5 million in the US. Data from NHANES NHANES 2015–16
02 Feb 2017 Social Risk of incident gout 70 fold higher w/ SUA >10; Risk of recurrent gout is 5 fold higher if SUA >9;
22 Sep 2016 Social #Gout & anti-HTN meds: diuretics, ꞵ-blockers, α-1 blockers signif increase uric acid levels. No effect w/ CCB, ACEI
09 Feb 2018 Social RT @uptoTate: Distinctive differences between gout and cppd on US. Dr. O. Troum and Dr. A. Wells. #RWCS @RheumNow
16 May 2017 Social Drug induced hyperuricemia: Diuretics, EMB, PZA, ASA, CyA, fructose, nicotinic acid, Xylitol, lactate, cytotoxics
22 Jan 2020 Social Population based study of ~72K chinese people shows that the DASH diet was assoc with significantly (30%) lower risk of hyperuricemia - more pronounced among older people (≥50 y), women and physically inactive (<0.01 for all). #Gout
11 Aug 2017 Social RT @emartinmola: For acute gout, corticosteroids look safer than NSAIDs
11 Nov 2019 Social RT @GoutGroup: How often do US gout patients have #urate testing? The % of the year they have a ULT script? The answers may surprise you...…
26 Nov 2015 Social Michaelangelo may have had gout - that explains why he painted on his back so well.
21 Apr 2018 Social RT @AlliLRuff: Funniest thing I've heard thus far at #im2018, Edward Parks: If things worked the way people think Chondroitin does (ingesti…