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Tophi Defined: Neutrophil NETS, Out of Control
What actually are the tophi of gout? They are bits of blasted neutrophils with their feedback controls out of kilter, according to new research.
New Staging System Proposed for Gout
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.
Why Half of Gout Patients Don't Take Their Meds
Medication adherence among gout patients is poorer than for many other chronic conditions. Authors of a systematic review point to some probable explanations.
Increased Gout Risk Confirmed in Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis
Data from two large prospective studies confirm earlier suggestions that gout risk is increased among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, independent of possible contributing factors such as metabolic syndrome.
Systematic Review Updates Guidance on Gout Alternatives
Updating the evidence on gout treatment, a systematic review assesses how to offer the best for gout patients while keeping their comorbidities in mind.
Nearing the Bottom Line About Gout and Alcohol
A new study resolves weaknesses in earlier research to provide clearer guidance about alcohol and gout. Any type of alcohol, including wine, can trigger gout attacks.
Could Gout Vanish Rather Than Increasing?
Could gout go the way of smallpox? It might, if only everyone would follow the guidelines available for management, says an editorial.
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