Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review-plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.
The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.
Clinical presentation, history, and laboratory evaluation can make a diagnosis of gout, but crystal examination is the “gold standard.”
How to regulate “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” is this Patient Care Special Report's domain.
The 60-year-old black woman has a history of joint pain, muscle weakness, and Raynaud phenomenon. Why the “dirty hands”?
The patient’s reach with his thumb helps distinguish between frozen shoulder and osteoarthritis. How high is enough to tell?
For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.
Can you identify the most common symptoms of Löfgren syndrome ?
Once a disease of kings, gout affects an increasing number of “commoners”-and the physical and economic toll is high.
What condition is represented by inflammatory muscle disease, interstitial lung disease, Raynaud phenomenon, arthritis, and cutaneous manifestations, and in what rheumatologic diseases might you see it?