Why are gout patients seeking treatment from their healthcare providers at three times the rate they were in the later 20th century? Researchers suggest that better disease awareness and an aging population may hold the answers.
Internists gain some guidance on identifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and why they should work with rheumatologists. Meanwhile, two UK studies outline paths to successful gout treatment and lower mortality rates after hip replacement surgery. Finally, the use of imaging, including ultrasound, are refined for diagnosing sarcoidosis.