Gout: A Clinical Update
The prevalence of gout has increased by 2-3 folds in the last 30 years and affects 8.3 million people in the U.S. It is the most common inflammatory arthritis in men. Gout is underdiagnosed and poorly managed with half a million patients at suboptimal urate lowering and suffering progressive symptoms. This talk will discuss diagnosis, differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, initial treatment of the inflammatory arthritis, and effective use of urate-lowering therapy. Newer and future treatments will also be reviewed and discussed.
Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP (Reviewer): Stock Holder for Amgen Inc; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Express Scripts; GlaxoSmithKline PLC; Medtronic Inc; Stryker Corporation; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP (Reviewer): Speaker’s Bureau for AstraZeneca and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Consultant for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Lilly. Advisory Board for Pfizer, Inc.
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