For patients living with gout, the pain and discomfort associated with the condition can be relieved by widely available medications. According to a recent study, many patients in England are not getting the treatment they need to help them live symptom-free on a regular basis.
Acute gout attacks occur 2-times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, according to study findings published online Dec. 11 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Most hospitalizations for a primary diagnosis of gout are preventable, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held from Nov. 14 to 19 in Boston.
For patients with hypertension, finding the right course of treatment can be critically important especially when other health factors are taken into consideration.
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.