Unpublished results from Phase III trials of the uric acid inhibitor lesinurad offer promise of help for gout patients who have not reached treatment targets with allopurinol or febuxostat.

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A month after being diagnosed with gout, this woman returned for care with pain, swelling, and effusion in both knees. Can you guess the diagnosis?

(EULAR 2014) New research finds erectile dysfunction common among gout patients, and distinctive differences between men and women in predisposing factors and treatment risks.


Failure to achieve urate targets in gout may have more to do with innate resistance or under-dosing than with poor adherence to the allopurinol regimen.

What actually are the tophi of gout? They are bits of blasted neutrophils with their feedback controls out of kilter, according to new research.

When does gout need treatment? A new set of staging criteria hopes to clarify the answer, and a separate report warns of the risks of unjustified treatment.

Medication adherence among gout patients is poorer than for many other chronic conditions. Authors of a systematic review point to some probable explanations.


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