Managing Gout in Primary Care

  • Fernando Perez-Ruiz
  • Ana Maria Herrero-Beites

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ana Maria Herrero-Beites
    Pages 1-12
  3. Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ana Maria Herrero-Beites
    Pages 13-24
  4. Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ana Maria Herrero-Beites
    Pages 25-39
  5. Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ana Maria Herrero-Beites
    Pages 41-52
  6. Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Ana Maria Herrero-Beites
    Pages 53-66
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 67-69

About this book

Introduction

This handbook discusses developments and the future of gout treatment, which looks promising. ​Gout has been a well-known disease for over 2000 years, and is the most common cause of joint inflammation in adult males. It has become apparent that no therapeutic target based on hyperuricemia outcome had been defined. Very few controlled trials were available to test the efficacy and safety of treatments, and no research on diagnosis and management had been done despite data showing that patients with gout were generally improperly treated even in the hands of specialists. In the last 10 years, good-quality evidence on gout impact and management has grown exponentially, renal transporters have been recently identified, and a number of new drugs have been approved or are under current development.

Keywords

Gout; rheumatology; primary care; serum urate; inflammation

Authors and affiliations

  • Fernando Perez-Ruiz
    • 1
  • Ana Maria Herrero-Beites
    • 2
  1. 1.BaracaldoSpain
  2. 2.Hospital de Gorliz Physical Medicine DivisionVizcayaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-907673-67-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Healthcare 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Healthcare, Tarporley
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-907673-66-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-907673-67-2
  • About this book
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