Patients can be identified at earlier stages of disease, before serious liver damage, and have improved clinical outcomes.
Knowing the origin and causes could help clinicians better determine who to screen and treat.
Primary care physicians can play an expanding role in achieving the benefits of testing, care, and treatment to help stem the epidemic.
Use this short test to gauge how much you’ve learned about a condition that needs more primary care involvement.
Preventing further acute attacks and decreasing the tophi burden becomes a secondary goal.
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.
Find out what you've learned after reading this month's Special Report articles on nonmelanoma lesions you may see in primary care practice.