An endocrinologist from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland discusses the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, outlining the reasons why clinicians should target inflammation when treating diabetics.
Because they can share similar symptoms, gout and psoriatic arthritis are commonly misdiagnosed.
Allopurinol initiation is associated with a modestly reduced risk of death in patients with hyperuricemia and gout, according to a study published online March 24 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Adding uric acid to standard thrombolytic therapy may reduce the risk of disability among stroke patients.
Theodore Fields, MD, explains the new mechanisms available in gout treatment and management, and a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatologists.
Patients need to be taught better about what it means to have gout and understand that it is an ongoing disease, according to Theodore Fields, MD. Even if the patient’s acute attack is treated, they can gradually get worse if the uric acid isn't brought down.