Thursday, 21 Nov 2019


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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
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;
16 Mar 2016 Social In a 6 mos RCT, Febuxostat slows the decline in GFR in CKD stages 3/4 compared to placebo.
16 May 2017 Social Drug induced hyperuricemia: Diuretics, EMB, PZA, ASA, CyA, fructose, nicotinic acid, Xylitol, lactate, cytotoxics
10 May 2016 Social Population (34K) based Taiwan study shows gout assoc w/ higher risk of depression; that is normalized w/ pred or ULT
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
27 Oct 2017 Social RheumNow Wk in Review is up! Cush on gout, CV risk, Biosimilars,FDA approvals.Vid or podcast
15 Jul 2016 Social Comic strips? Annals IM has one, Price of Progress", cost of colchicine , falls, CNS bleeds, hospitals. So pathetic
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
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…
09 Feb 2018 Social RT @uptoTate: Distinctive differences between gout and cppd on US. Dr. O. Troum and Dr. A. Wells. #RWCS @RheumNow
22 Sep 2016 Social #Gout & anti-HTN meds: diuretics, ꞵ-blockers, α-1 blockers signif increase uric acid levels. No effect w/ CCB, ACEI
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.
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…
05 Jun 2015 Social Is Ultrasound changing Rheumatology practice? PMR & gout are examples of US changing the Dx & approach.
20 Apr 2016 Social NU-FLASH RCT 141 cardiac surgery pts w/ CKD+hyperuricemia Rx w/ Uloric vs Allopurinol. Uloric had lower SUA, CRP
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)
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @RonanTKavanagh: Jansenn. Compliance in patients with gout on Uric acid lowering therapy at 1 yr was 51.7%. Better compliance if initiat…
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…
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%.