Gout is the most common inflammatory arthropathy in the industrialized world and is the result of having too much uric acid in the blood, which is referred to as hyperuricemia (1). Over time, as the levels of uric acid in the blood stay elevated above normal or above the limit of solubility (> 6 mg/dL), […]
By: Gary Ho History of Gout: Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by sudden, severe pain and swelling, has a long and well-documented history. Evidence of this disease can be traced back to ancient Egypt to around 2640 BC, making it one of the earliest recognized medical conditions. By the fifth century BC, Hippocrates—the […]
ACR Convergence 2022 Philadelphia—revealed a wealth of gout research from basic science to clinical exciting to see a wealth of research on gout being undertaken worldwide. Key Highlights The opioid crisis and gout: Neogi et al. reported on the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and Canada where nearly 600,000 people have died from an opioid […]
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