Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020


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31 Jul 2018 Social Study of >100,000 UK and Taiwan pts with incident gout shows igout confers significant Tot. Joint replacement risk (14-56% higher in gout) which was not reduced by urate lowering therapy.
03 Aug 2015 Social 81 arthritis pts (1/2 w/ gout) were studied w/ DECT scans. DECT had sensitivity of 90% and specificity of 83%.
06 Nov 2017 Social Pre-Rx w/ methylprednisolone superior to HC as prophylaxis for pegloticase w/ greater drug survival #ACR17 Abst#213
02 Aug 2019 Social 70 #gout pts studied & 44.3% developed post-surgical flares. Risk factors included Presurgical sUA ≥ 9 mg/dL (OR 3.77) & sUA changes before and after surgery (OR 1.62); but \allopurinol reduced risk (OR 0.15). Mean time to flare=3.7 days. Knee > MTP1
21 Dec 2017 Social Olmstead Co (Mayo) study shows rising incidence of gout (67-->137/100000) from 1989 to 2010 is associated w/ rising rates of comorbidity (HTN 54->69%; DM 6-25%; CKD 11-28%; morbid obesity 10-29%)
26 Aug 2016 Social A review of why a uric acid < 6.0 is the target in #Gout therapy. (Significan decrease in gout flares & tophi size)
08 Oct 2015 Social Crystal ID from 1593 SF finds MSU in 83% gout, 10% PsA, 2.8% OA, 0% RA or SpA. CPPD in 86% pseudogout, 19% RA,14% OA
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...…
24 Oct 2018 Social RT @samwhittle: #ACR18 poster 1265: Gout management in primary care can be improved with a thoughtful structured approach. Quantity and qua…
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…
10 May 2019 Social Initiating Urate Lowering Therapy (ULT) in 75 #Gout patients was associated with a 48% gout flare rate (within 3 mos of ULT). Risk factors include CRP >30mg/L, no prophylaxis (NSAID, colchicine)
20 Apr 2016 Social NU-FLASH RCT 141 cardiac surgery pts w/ CKD+hyperuricemia Rx w/ Uloric vs Allopurinol. Uloric had lower SUA, CRP
26 Apr 2017 Social RT @DrAiLynTan: Recommended #allopurinol maintenance dose according to #renal function eGFR from Ed Roddy #Rheum2017 via @Drbeth_ #gout #ur…
04 Dec 2019 Social Ultrasound study of 980 #gout pts finds Bone erosions were seen in 44%, with 78.4% of these found in the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Independent predictors include age, duration of gout, tophi, US synovitis and and joint effusion.
09 May 2016 Social @RheumConsultant This is yet another study showing that allopurinol use lowers CV risk in gout & hyperuricemic pts.
17 Jun 2015 Social SUGAR study:Classic #Gout- jt red,difficulty walking,max pain <24 hrs,duration<2 wks, tophus,MTP1,SUA>6,Xray erosion
20 Oct 2017 Social Review of 10 wt loss intervention trials in obese or overweight gout pts - 6/8 showed Wt loss reduces attacks.
03 Jul 2019 Social RT @GoutGroup: #Hyperuricemia (HUC) /#gout found to be associated with CVD in a cohort of 37,315 PsA patients. Investigators at Icahn Mt S…
04 Jul 2016 Social RT @MarkHankins1: @RheumNow and ask yourself, "Am I part of the disease or of the cure?" - Coldplay