Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020


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31 Jul 2019 Social NHANES analysis shows that higher serum uric acid (SUA) levels had a greater risk of coronary heart disease and stroke mortality (mainly women >50 years); but there was no link between SUA and all-cause and cancer mortality.
07 Apr 2016 Social Magnitude of visceral fat and liver fat loads are independently associated with hyperuricemia.
23 Oct 2018 Social RT @CCalabreseDO: prevalence of gout in the hip may be underestimated, as shown in abstract #2240 by use of ultrasound @RheumNow #ACR18
05 Oct 2015 Social OMERACT defines Ultrasound elementary lesions for #Gout; double contour sign, tophus, aggregates, & erosions
25 May 2016 Social Allopurinol: (100-800 mg/d);Monitor CBC, LFTs, Creat, Eos. Serious interaction w/ AZA & 6MP. EtOH decreases effect
19 Nov 2015 Social As much as I dislike colchicine; results show colchicine in gout nets 49% lower CV & 73% less all-cause mortality
30 Nov 2019 Social RT @RheumatologyNet: Gout Attacks Intensify with Heart Failure #cardiovascular
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: Patients aren’t getting to urate target in gout when treated with allopurinol. Are we using enough? #166 #ACR17 @Rheu…
08 Jan 2018 Social Estimates suggest 8.3 million Gout pts in US; Another recent market estimates claims that worldwide 2016, there were 34.0 million prevalent cases of gout and forecasts and increase to 37.9 million by 2025.
16 Sep 2016 Social Long-term colchicine may be associated with lower rates of MI, but higher rates of GI adverse events.
29 May 2019 Social Risk factors for gouty tophi that ulcerate include: glucocorticoid overuse, tophi duration, and the number of tophi. Based on a chinese study of 105 tophaceous patients of whom 33 developed ulcerations
20 Feb 2020 Social @philiprobinson has a nice metanalysis of Colchicine toxicity - 35 RCTs, 8659 pts. Incr risk of Diarrhea (17.9%; RR 2.4); GI events (17.6%; RR 1.7); Liver toxicity (1.9%; RR 1.6, ns); Muscle events (4.2%; RR 1.3, ns). no neuropathy, deaths, infections.
12 Aug 2018 Social TheRheumNow week in review is up. Gout news, M vs F back pain, best maintenance therapy in AAV. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud.
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @WIRheum: Allopurinol vs Febuxostat in Dementia. Yes you read that right! Jas Singh et al abs 2076 #ACR17 @RheumNow…
21 Nov 2016 Social Israeli population study shows RA pts have 72% increase gout risk (1.6% of all RA) - real or mis-Dx? Latter says I
03 Jul 2019 Social RT @RheumNow: Dr. Peter Lipsky - 1 Million #Gout Patients & who cares for them. SAT0435 #EULAR2018
27 Dec 2016 Social Takeda 2 yr study of 314 early #gout pts showed less acute flares w/ Uloric vs PBO (29% v 41%), but not in 1st 6mos.
02 Sep 2015 Social Claims data shows incidence of Atrial Fib was 7.19 in gout & 5.87/1000PY in OA - 13-21% higher in Gout pts #meded
20 Aug 2019 Social 87 #Gout patients treated with ULT and followed with serial Xrays and DECT scanning shows that lowering uric acid in a T2T strategy did not change xray over 2 years, but did show significantly less urate erosions by DECT.
31 Mar 2017 Social Large US claims national database, current allopurinol use was assoc w/ 37% fewer CV events in gout & diabetes pts