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[Update on Sep 23rd 2013] The Management of Gout Part 1 (ULT and CTGA)


In afore blog we had discussed about the management of gout. Today we update the information for the management of gout based on the latest (2012) clinical guidelines for the management of gout from American College of Rheumatology. In this post we will discuss about the urate-lowering therapy (ULT) and chronic gouty arthritis with tophaceous […]

The Management of Gout (Strategies)


Gout is inflammation caused by monosodium urate monohydrate crystals, which is a common chronic disease. However gout can cause acute attack, which brings pain and inflammation. Also the uric acid crystals in the kidney will affect the renal function. If untreated, disorders gout causing can lead to joint destruction and renal damage. Workup Arthrocentesis of […]

Gout and the Antihypertensives


Gout, the inflammatory arthritic condition triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints, has risen in the United States. A research studied by Dr. Choi (Hyon K. Choi, MD, DrPH) and his colleagues shown that 74% of US gout patients also have hypertension. Dr. Choi’s group also has shown that hypertension is an important […]