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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.
Trial results showed the anti-gout medication colchicine reduced the rate of pericarditis recurrence and hospitalization compared to placebo.
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.
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