Resources for Medical Professionals

The Gout Education Society is pleased to offer a wide range of complimentary resources for medical professionals, including resources that can be shared with patients. Materials can be downloaded free-of-charge, and printed copies of many materials are also available in English and Spanish. To order printed copies (shipped free to those within the United States), click here, or contact info@gouteducation.org..

Medical professionals can also learn more about the long-term management of hyperuricemia by listening to this podcast from two expert rheumatologists in the gout space.

Professional Roundtable Papers

This new consensus paper following a roundtable discussion of gout & renal health experts, offers perspective to physicians and others who treat or support those with gout & renal disease. Experts discuss the impact of gout & renal health and share real-life case studies; the role of uric acid and hyperuricemia in gout and renal health issues; treatment guidelines for gout and renal health; treatment gaps and strategies for improving patient adherence; and the role of patient-focused education.

This guide provides the latest information for medical professionals about gout diagnosis and treatment.

Leverage strategies to raise public awareness and promote consistency in messaging about the importance of routine sUA testing and ongoing management of gout, here.

Leverage strategies to raise public awareness and promote consistency in messaging about the importance of routine sUA testing and ongoing management of gout, here.

This paper provides a short overview of gout, hyperuricemia and chronic kidney disease.

Patient Brochures

This brochure provides the latest information about gout, including lifestyle, diet and treatment options. The brochure is available in both English and Spanish. To order printed copies for your practice, click here.

This brochure provides the latest information about gout and the importance of uric acid testing. Learn more about working with your physician to get your uric acid checked and to keep your gout under control.

Patient Tracker

Gout is linked to many serious health issues, so help your patients keep track of other healthy benchmarks – like blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart rate – with this helpful, easy-to-use score card! Score cards are available for download or printed copies are available by clicking here.

Posters

This infographic poster provides six quick facts about gout and hyperuricemia, and offers a few easy-to-remember suggestions for controlling your gout. Printed copies are available by clicking here.

Hang this poster in your practice to provide patients with quick facts and information about gout. The poster is available in both English and Spanish. To order printed copies, click here.

Display this poster in your office to educate patients about the importance of knowing their sUA number and keeping it below 6.0 mg/dL.

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CME Courses

The Gout Education Society believes that continuing education for medical professionals and their staff is crucial when it comes to keeping up with the latest in gout treatment, diagnosis and management.

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ACR Guidelines

In October 2012, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published its long anticipated “Guidelines for the Management of Gout.” In September 2015, ACR expanded on the existing guidelines and released new classification criteria about gout.

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Gout Education Library

With gout on the rise, it is essential that all patients, especially those touched by gout, are knowledgeable about this serious disease. You can always learn more from your doctor during regular visits. Take a stand on gout!

Patient Comorbidities Brochure Series

This educational brochure series provides information about the link between gout and other serious health issues. Share these brochures with your patients, or request printed copies for your practice:

Patient Fact Sheets

Do your patients have questions about gout? Keep these fact sheets on-hand to share with your patients who have been diagnosed with gout. Printed copies are available for all gout fact sheets. Click here to order.

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