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Gout Is Associated with Heart Dysfunction
Study results suggest that gout itself and not hyperuricemia alone is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and left atrial volume enlargement.
In the midst of planning Thanksgiving dinner and watching the best NFL matchups, the last thing patients want to think about is an inconvenient gout flare-up. Unfortunately, it looks like November is prime-time for the debilitating condition.
Although gout has historically been thought to be a rare in patients with SLE, a recent case series suggests that the incidence of gout in SLE may be greater than previously thought, University of Michigan researchers report.
The presence of urate crystal precipitation does not necessarily indicate a greater risk of cardiovascular complications for patients with increased levels of monosodium urate, which is the defining characteristic of gout.
The Food and Drug Administration's Arthritis Advisory Committee voted 10 to 4 to recommend the approval of lesinurad 200mg tablets for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout.
Earlier education, better understanding of pain guidelines, and better agreement among those guidelines are needed to prevent significant disparities in how certain types of pain are treated.
Researchers report that tailored, computer-based training and interventions can increase the effectiveness of health promotion programs for many workplaces.

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