Meeting News

Practitioners review steps to reduce the risk of gout in patients with CKD

October 13, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Once the parade of sharp crystals formed by uric acid start their march through the blood stream and emit their prickly pain to…

In the Journals

Heart disease increases risk for severe skin reactions to allopurinol

October 8, 2019
Heart disease is associated with an increased risk for severe cutaneous adverse reactions to allopurinol, according to data published in the…

Origin Stories

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: Small-town boy makes good, discovers gouty tophi

October 4, 2019
One of the thrilling aspects of scientific discovery is that it can come from almost anywhere, and almost anyone. Few individuals exemplify this like…

In the Journals

BMI, diet, alcohol use significantly drive hyperuricemia cases

October 1, 2019
Maintaining a healthy BMI, adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet, and reductions in alcohol and diuretic use may…

Meeting News

Strategies for improving on ‘crummy’ gout management

September 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Prolonged adherence to urate-lowering therapies is critical for patients to manage gout, yet only a fraction of patients receive…

In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with gout have 30% higher risk for chronic kidney disease

September 9, 2019
Gout is associated with a 29% increased risk for developing advanced chronic kidney disease and a 210% increased risk for end-stage renal disease…

Meeting News

Uncontrolled gout more likely to lead to chronic kidney disease, diabetes

August 27, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with uncontrolled gout are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease, diabetes and heart disease compared with those…

In the Journals

Trust in physician critical to drug adherence in RA, gout, osteoporosis

August 12, 2019
Medication adherence for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis was heavily influenced by the degree of trust patients had in…

In the Journals

Gout flare patterns vary greatly among patients

July 31, 2019
Patterns of flares over time vary greatly among patients with gout, although time-dependent reporting, including the number of days with flare or…


Corrona: Leveraging 'Big Data' for Improved Patient Outcomes

July 19, 2019
Most scientists, by nature and by training, are in one business: Observe a knowledge gap, and fill it. With that in mind, in 2001, the founders of…

In the Journals

Nearly 30% of patients with gout prescribed opioids after ED visit

July 17, 2019
Despite available treatments, more than 28% of patients with gout who are discharged from the ED receive opioids for pain, according to data…

In the Journals

Gout linked to nearly 80% increased mortality risk due to renal disease

July 3, 2019
Patients with gout have an increased risk for death from certain noncardiovascular conditions, particularly renal disease and diseases of the…

In the Journals

Despite guidelines, only half of patients with frequent gout flares receive allopurinol

July 2, 2019
Just 51% of patients who reported frequent gout flares also said they were currently receiving first-line urate-lowering therapy, according to…

In the JournalsPerspective

EULAR: Gout diagnosis should not depend on hyperuricemia alone

July 1, 2019
Physicians should refrain from diagnosing gout based solely on hyperuricemia, according to updated EULAR recommendations published in the Annals of

Q&A With Healio Rheumatology

'Gout Lies' campaign helps physicians target disease myths

June 28, 2019
There is no shortage of myths and falsehoods regarding gout, and all of them can be easily found and absorbed by any patient with an internet…


Social media opens new avenue to advocacy in rheumatology

June 21, 2019
Political activism is more accessible than ever thanks to the amplification offered by social media, and rheumatologists can use social media —…

Meeting News

Gout often diagnosed late, poorly managed

June 19, 2019
A survey of European patients with gout showed that general practitioners, and not rheumatologists, are overwhelmingly diagnosing and managing the…

Meeting News

Occupational exposure to inorganic dust may pose gout risk

June 12, 2019
Occupational exposure to inorganic dust such as asbestos, silica and coal was associated with a significant increase in gout risk in a large cohort…

In the JournalsPerspective

Sugar-sweetened beverages linked to 208% increase in incident gout

June 11, 2019
A “moderate certainty of evidence” showed that sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with a 208% increase in incident gout, when…

In the Journals

Footwear intervention fails to improve gout foot pain

June 10, 2019
The addition of athletic footwear to podiatric care and education failed to improve foot pain in patients with gout, despite short-term improvements…