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Crystal induced arthropathie

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Yu-Jui Kuo, Tzu-Hsien Tsai, Hui-Ping Chang, Sarah Chua, Sheng-Ying Chung, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Cheng-Jei Lin, Chiung-Jen Wu, Chi-Ling Hang
Many studies have found that systemic inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). Gout is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder, but little evidence exists regarding whether the risk of AF is increased in patients with gout. The National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan was used in this study, and gout was defined as the occurrence of at least one episode of an acute gout attack requiring medical treatment. A total of 63264 gout and 63264 age- and gender-matched patients were included as the study population...
2016: Scientific Reports
P Richette, M Doherty, E Pascual, V Barskova, F Becce, J Castañeda-Sanabria, M Coyfish, S Guillo, T L Jansen, H Janssens, F Lioté, C Mallen, G Nuki, F Perez-Ruiz, J Pimentao, L Punzi, T Pywell, A So, A K Tausche, T Uhlig, J Zavada, W Zhang, F Tubach, T Bardin
BACKGROUND: New drugs and new evidence concerning the use of established treatments have become available since the publication of the first European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of gout, in 2006. This situation has prompted a systematic review and update of the 2006 recommendations. METHODS: The EULAR task force consisted of 15 rheumatologists, 1 radiologist, 2 general practitioners, 1 research fellow, 2 patients and 3 experts in epidemiology/methodology from 12 European countries...
July 25, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Fernando Perez-Ruiz, John S Sundy, Jeffrey N Miner, Matthew Cravets, Chris Storgard
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and tolerability of lesinurad, an oral selective uric acid reabsorption inhibitor, in combination with allopurinol versus allopurinol alone in patients with gout and an inadequate response to allopurinol. METHODS: Patients (N=227) with an inadequate response to allopurinol, defined as serum urate (sUA) ≥6 mg/dL on ≥2 occasions ≥2 weeks apart despite ≥6 weeks of allopurinol, were randomised 2:1 to 4 weeks of double-blind treatment with lesinurad (200, 400 or 600 mg/day) or matching placebo in combination with their prestudy allopurinol dose (200-600 mg/day)...
June 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Daniel H Solomon, Chih-Chin Liu, I-Hsin Kuo, Agnes Zak, Seoyoung C Kim
BACKGROUND: Colchicine may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular (CV) disease, but there are sparse data on its CV effect among patients with gout. We examined the potential association between colchicine and CV risk and all-cause mortality in gout. METHODS: The analyses used data from an electronic medical record (EMR) database linked with Medicare claims (2006-2011). To be eligible for the study cohort, subjects must have had a diagnosis of gout in the EMR and Medicare claims...
September 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Maurizio Volterrani, Ferdinando Iellamo, Barbara Sposato, Franco Romeo
Recent evidence would indicate that high serum uric acid (SUA) levels can be a significant and independent risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, such as ischemic heart disease and heart failure. In the last few years an independent risk relationship between hyperuricemia, cardiovascular disease and mortality has also been reported. Hyperuricemia has been shown as an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction and an independent and conjoint association of either gout and SUA with total and cardiovascular mortality has been reported, with mortality impact in gout patients increasing with rising SUA concentrations, even for SUA levels in the normal to high range...
June 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Tuhina Neogi, Tim L Th A Jansen, Nicola Dalbeth, Jaap Fransen, H Ralph Schumacher, Dianne Berendsen, Melanie Brown, Hyon Choi, N Lawrence Edwards, Hein J E M Janssens, Frédéric Lioté, Raymond P Naden, George Nuki, Alexis Ogdie, Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Kenneth Saag, Jasvinder A Singh, John S Sundy, Anne-Kathrin Tausche, Janitzia Vazquez-Mellado, Janitzia Vaquez-Mellado, Steven A Yarows, William J Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Existing criteria for the classification of gout have suboptimal sensitivity and/or specificity, and were developed at a time when advanced imaging was not available. The current effort was undertaken to develop new classification criteria for gout. METHODS: An international group of investigators, supported by the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism, conducted a systematic review of the literature on advanced imaging of gout, a diagnostic study in which the presence of monosodium urate monohydrate (MSU) crystals in synovial fluid or tophus was the gold standard, a ranking exercise of paper patient cases, and a multicriterion decision analysis exercise...
October 2015: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Shuang-Chun Liu, Lei Xia, Jin Zhang, Xue-Hong Lu, Da-Kang Hu, Hai-Tao Zhang, Hai-Jun Li
INTRODUCTION: A high incidence of myocardial infarction among patients with gout has been suggested by several observational studies. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between gout and the risk of myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched from inception to October 2014 for cohort studies that evaluating the association between gout and the risk of myocardial infarction. Summary estimates were derived using a random-effects model and reported as relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
2015: PloS One
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