Tag: treatment of gout

New Strategy for Gout: Treat-to-Target Goals

A group of international experts has developed the first treat-to-target method for treatment of gout, a concept that has been applied successfully to several other inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Gout is associated with hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and kidney and cardiovascular disease, with a strong

Gout: The Arthritis of Kings

Gout: The Arthritis of Kings

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood, tissues, and urine. Accumulating uric acid crystallizes and takes on a needle-like shape, jabbing into the joints (usually the big toe, but also other joints, including those of the mid-foot, ankle, knees,

Sleep Apnea Tied to Gout

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by frequent, but short, episodes of shallow (or even stopped) breathing when sleeping. In addition to the loud snoring OSA causes, it may contribute to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and heart-rhythm abnormalities. Now, research is

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