A study of Caucasians and Polynesians in both the US and New Zealand explains why sugary drinks worsen gout.

Becoming familiar with recent developments in managing “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” may help.

Researchers have nailed the reason why several herbal nostrums for arthritis and gout cause malignancy, including hepatocellular cancer previously attributed to hepatitis C. Also in the non-rheumatology journals this week: News about comorbidities of psoriasis and antibody profiles for morphea.

The elderly man with hypertension and polyarticular tophaceous gout experiences intermittent dizziness, neck pain, and arm weakness. Which condition is responsible?

An 82-year-old man with hypertension and gout developed periods of dizziness, neck pain, and arm weakness. Could the gout be responsible?

An international panel of rheumatologists issues new recommendations for the diagnosis and management of gout -- hoping to improve often uneven and suboptimal patient care that exists despite numerous care guidelines and new therapies.

A small exploratory study suggests that intensively lowering urate levels in tophaceous gout improves structural damage seen on radiography, particularly bone erosion.


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