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Goals of gout treatment: A patient perspective

The primary objective of this study was to perform formative work to understand and define gout treatment goals from a patient perspective, using the nominal group technique [read more].
Singh JA. Clin Rheumatol 2018; 37: 2557–2566. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4243-7

09-08-2018 | Gout | Article

Can we predict inadequate response to allopurinol dose escalation? Analysis of a randomized controlled trial

Stamp LK et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key237. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key237

04-08-2018 | Gout | Article

Goals of gout treatment: A patient perspective

Singh JA. Clin Rheumatol 2018; 37: 2557–2566. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4243-7

11-07-2018 | Gout | Article

Gout prevalence and predictors of urate-lowering therapy use: Results from a population-based study

Pisaniello HL et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 143. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1633-9

01-06-2018 | Gout | Article

Comorbidity in gout at the time of first diagnosis: Sex differences that may have implications for dosing of urate lowering therapy

Drivelegka P et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 108. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1596-x

03-05-2018 | Gout | Case report | Article

Retreatment with pegloticase after a gap in therapy in patients with gout: A report of four cases

The authors describe four patients with chronic gout who were successfully managed with pegloticase and were retreated following a gap in therapy.

Morton AH, Hosey T, LaMoreaux B. Rheumatol Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40744-018-0111-9

02-05-2018 | Gout | Article

Accuracy of the HumaSensplus point-of-care uric acid meter using capillary blood obtained by fingertip puncture

Fabre S et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 78. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1585-0

19-08-2016 | Quality of life | Article

“It’s complicated” - talking about gout medicines in primary care consultations: a qualitative study

The authors found that patients with gout communicate at varying levels with a diverse range of healthcare professionals (HCPs) about their treatment suggesting various HCPs need to know how to manage this condition.

BMC Fam Pract 2016;17:114. doi:10.1186/s12875-016-0515-y

06-07-2016 | Quality of life | Article

What Outcomes are Important for Gout Patients? In-Depth Qualitative Research into the Gout Patient Experience to Determine Optimal Endpoints for Evaluating Therapeutic Interventions

Gout patients experience severe pain in affected joints, resulting in substantial limitations in physical functioning and impaired quality of life as determined in this qualitative study. 

Patient 2017;10:65. doi:10.1007/s40271-016-0184-x

28-12-2015 | Quality of life | Article

“Why me? I don’t fit the mould … I am a freak of nature”: a qualitative study of women’s experience of gout

The diagnostic process for women with gout can be uncertain due to lack of awareness of gout in women - this study reviews this information and its importance for healthcare professionals managing patients with gout.

BMC Women's Health 2015;15:122. doi:10.1186/s12905-015-0277-z

06-08-2015 | Quality of life | Article

“You want to get on with the rest of your life”: a qualitative study of health-related quality of life in gout

The authors examined the impact of gout and its treatments on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and determined that HRQOL was impaired due to gout characteristics and lack of understanding of the condition.

Clin Rheumatol 2016;35:1197. doi:10.1007/s10067-015-3039-2

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