Some of this issue's topics include the role of localized fungi in pneumonia, identification and treatment of acute gout, and fluid management in sepsis. ... Gout is not always identified properly in the hospital setting, either, experts say.
Treating acute gouty arthritis in patients with advanced CKD is challenging, since first-line agents such as colchicine and NSAIDs are contraindicated. ... While less common than recurrent acute gouty arthritis, tophus formation can be the first
On the clinical side, this issue includes a variety of case studies—a group Brief Case from Maine Medical Center along with an individual gout case from the section's deputy
There's really not much reason to get a serum urate when evaluating a patient who has acute arthritis, thinking that that will help you say it's gout or not ... gout.”. He outlined what he called a “1-drop” approach to evaluating synovial fluid for
An order to stop manufacturing issued to companies producing and distributing unapproved single-ingredient oral colchicine, used for the treatment of gout.
Hospitalists who work on infusion units are particularly likely to encounter new therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and chronic gout. ... Li noted) are particularly likely to encounter new therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and chronic gout.
Other clinical features include cervical lymphadenopathy and an oligoarticular or polyarticular inflammatory arthritis. ... Patients with HIV infection may develop severe variants of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Experts offer advice on managing the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure. ... McCullough PA. Contrast-induced acute kidney injury. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;51:1419-28.
Three of the GBCAs (Magnevist, Omniscan, and Optimark) will be described as inappropriate for use among patients with acute kidney injury or chronic severe kidney disease. ... Pegloticase (Krystexxa) to treat gout in adults who do not respond to or who
Febuxostat (Ulloric), a prescription drug for gout, in 40-mg and 80-mg doses.