Category Archives: Gout

Long-term treatment of gout

I’ve been taught that urate-lowering therapy is for patients who’ve had recurrent attacks of gout to the point of being troublesome (a specific guideline advised in this article is two or more attacks over 12 months), but apparently there’s also … Continue reading

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Allopurinol should be started at a dose of 100 mg od and titrated upwards in 100 mg increments on a monthly basis, with the aim of getting the urate <0.36 – some experts say to aim for <0.3 for the … Continue reading

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I already knew that meat, seafood, and alcohol were bad for gout while skimmed milk and weight loss were good for it.  To the ‘bad for’ column I can now apparently add fructose and sugar-sweetened soft drinks, and to the … Continue reading

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BJGP December 2010: 60(581)

I always thought the Mediterranean diet was just another name for the DASH diet, but how wrong I was. It is, in fact, the new and improved DASH diet, now with added garlic and omega-3-containing fish, and with less sodium. … Continue reading

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BMJ 2010: 314: 1171 – 1226 (4th December)

Not much for me in the research studies this week. About the only possibly useful point was that the people who think measuring BMI in children isn’t helpful may be wrong, at least in 9 – 12-year-olds, in whom it … Continue reading

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