Monday, 24 Feb 2020


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25 Oct 2016 Social Metanalysis 3 RCTs shows starting allopurinol during acute gout attack does not increase pain or prolong attack.
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.
30 Jul 2015 Social High risk CHF pts w/ hyperuricemia- treatment w/ allopurinol failed to improve outcomes, QOL, ejection fraction
07 Apr 2016 Social Magnitude of visceral fat and liver fat loads are independently associated with hyperuricemia.
05 Oct 2015 Social OMERACT defines Ultrasound elementary lesions for #Gout; double contour sign, tophus, aggregates, & erosions
11 Oct 2017 Social In 11 studies & 938 gout pts, the diagnostic accuracy of Ultrasound in Gout = sensitivity 65% and specificity of 89%
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
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…
21 Nov 2018 Social 79 pts Ultrasound evidence of gout (tophus or double contour sign) @ knee or MTP1 were given ULT for 6 mos. Those achieving very low uric acid levels showed US decrease in tophus (r = 0.54) and double contour sign disappearance (r=−0.59)
16 Sep 2016 Social Long-term colchicine may be associated with lower rates of MI, but higher rates of GI adverse events.
03 Jul 2019 Social RT @RheumNow: Dr. Peter Lipsky - 1 Million #Gout Patients & who cares for them. SAT0435 #EULAR2018
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @WIRheum: Allopurinol vs Febuxostat in Dementia. Yes you read that right! Jas Singh et al abs 2076 #ACR17 @RheumNow…
16 Jun 2018 Social RT @DrPetryna: #eular18 @RheumNow ABST sat0358 Pts w/gout &T2DM have longer duration of gout (63 vs 41 mo), more likely to have tophi (37%…
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
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.
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.
08 Nov 2017 Social RT @uptoTate: “Gout pts can have septic arthritis and sickle cell pts can have gout.” Dr J Cush Keep this in your sickle cell crisis Ddx. #…
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
31 Mar 2017 Social Large US claims national database, current allopurinol use was assoc w/ 37% fewer CV events in gout & diabetes pts