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12-04-2019 | Gout | Editorial | Article

Using genetic studies to assess the impact of hyperuricemia in cardiometabolic and chronic kidney disease

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz discusses the impact of hyperuricemia in cardiometabolic and chronic kidney disease, focusing on the role of genetic studies in showing a causal association between these conditions.

Using genetic studies to assess the impact of hyperuricemia in cardiometabolic and chronic kidney disease

Editorial Board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz discusses the impact of hyperuricemia in cardiometabolic and chronic kidney disease, focusing on the role of genetic studies in showing a causal association between these conditions.

14-03-2019 | Gout | News

FDA approves oral colchicine for gout flare prophylaxis

Oral colchicine has been approved by the US FDA for the prevention of flares in people with gout.

22-02-2019 | Gout | News

FDA warns of increased death risk with febuxostat

The US FDA will update the prescribing information for the gout treatment febuxostat to include a boxed warning for death risk.

17-01-2019 | Gout | News

Anakinra may be a ‘viable treatment option’ for gout

Findings from a randomized trial suggest that treatment with the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist anakinra is noninferior to usual care for the treatment of gout flares.

12-12-2018 | Gout | News

Hepatotoxicity reassurance for febuxostat-treated patients with gout and fatty liver disease

Results of an observational study provide preliminary evidence suggesting that patients with gout and fatty liver disease who are treated with febuxostat do not have an elevated risk for hepatotoxicity.

27-11-2018 | Gout | Article

The challenges of approaching and managing gout

Fields TR. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2019; 45: 145–157. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2018.09.009

Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Gout patients may benefit from nurse-led care

Nurse-led care involving patient education and engagement increases the likelihood of achieving target serum urate levels among individuals with gout, findings from a UK randomized controlled trial suggest.

02-11-2018 | Gout | Highlight | News

Gout patients may benefit from nurse-led care

Nurse-led care involving patient education and engagement increases the likelihood of achieving target serum urate levels among individuals with gout, findings from a UK randomized controlled trial suggest.

31-10-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | Article

From the Editorial Board: Highlights from the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Editorial board members Oliver FitzGerald and Fernando Pérez-Ruiz provide their highlights from the spondyloarthropathy and crystal arthropathy sessions at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis: A clinical challenge for diagnosis and treatment

Editorial board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz presents an interesting presentation of coexistant hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis, and outlines the challenges of diagnosis and management of these conditions.

18-10-2018 | Crystal arthropathies | Case study | Article

Hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis: A clinical challenge for diagnosis and treatment

Editorial board member Fernando Pérez-Ruiz presents an interesting presentation of coexistant hyperuricemia and chondrocalcinosis, and outlines the challenges of diagnosis and management of these conditions.

Substantial role for diet in gout refuted

A meta-analysis published in The BMJ suggests that diet only explains a small proportion of variation in serum uric acid levels, with genetic variation making a much larger contribution to hyperuricemia risk.

12-10-2018 | Gout | Highlight | News

Substantial role for diet in gout refuted

A meta-analysis published in The BMJ suggests that diet only explains a small proportion of variation in serum uric acid levels, with genetic variation making a much larger contribution to hyperuricemia risk.

Allopurinol does not increase CKD risk in patients with gout

Allopurinol, given at a starting dose of at least 300 mg/day, does not increase the risk for chronic kidney disease stage 3 or higher, and may in fact reduce it, in patients with newly diagnosed gout, study data show.

11-10-2018 | Gout | Highlight | News

Allopurinol does not increase CKD risk in patients with gout

Allopurinol, given at a starting dose of at least 300 mg/day, does not increase the risk for chronic kidney disease stage 3 or higher, and may in fact reduce it, in patients with newly diagnosed gout, study data show.

IL-1 beta inhibition reduces gout attack risk

Administration of canakinumab, an interleukin-1β inhibitor, every 3 months is associated with a significantly reduced risk for gout, without lowering serum uric acid levels, shows a secondary exploratory analysis of the CANTOS trial.

21-09-2018 | Gout | Highlight | News

IL-1 beta inhibition reduces gout attack risk

Administration of canakinumab, an interleukin-1β inhibitor, every 3 months is associated with a significantly reduced risk for gout, without lowering serum uric acid levels, shows a secondary exploratory analysis of the CANTOS trial.

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