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Sounding Out Arthritis #4: Gout and Pseudogout
(VIDEO) The fourth "Sounding Out Arthritis" video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to distinguish gout from pseudogout, with a demonstration of probe placement and narrated ultrasound images and videos.
Woman With Suddenly Painful, Swollen Thumb
The 45-year-old woman turned up in the emergency room with an acutely painful, swollen thumb. Aspiration results were uninformative. What's the diagnosis?
Lesinurad Combos Nail Uric Acid Targets in Phase III Trials
Unpublished results from Phase III trials of the uric acid inhibitor lesinurad offer promise of help for gout patients who have not reached treatment targets with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.
50-Year-Old Woman With Bilateral Knee Pain and Swelling
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?
Gout and Sex: Different, and Not So Good
(EULAR 2014) New research finds erectile dysfunction common among gout patients, and distinctive differences between men and women in predisposing factors and treatment risks.
Poor Treatment Results in Gout: Unintentional Resistance?
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.
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.
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