Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 -- A steroid pill may be as good as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for treating painful gout, new research suggests. Researchers who compared the steroid prednisolone with the arthritis medication indomethacin...
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Conclusion: This systematic review aims to provide new options for SMSD treatment of AGA in terms of its efficacy and safety. Ethics and dissemination: The review is based solely on a secondary study of published literatures and does not require ethics committee approval. Its conclusion will be disseminated in conference papers, magazines, or peer-reviewed journals. INPLASY registration number: INPLASY202040163.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the existence of distinct classes of gout flare trajectories and compare their gout ‐specific, comorbid and sociodemographic characteristics.MethodIn a prospective cohort study, adults with gout registered with 20 general practices self ‐reported the number of gout flares experienced at baseline and after 6, 12, 24, and 36 months via postal questionnaires. Latent class growth analysis (LCGA) was used to identify distinct gout flare trajectory classes. Statistical criteria and clinical interpretability were used to decide the opti mal number of classes. Baseline comorbidities, medications...
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
(Wiley) The prevalence of gout -- a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints--increased across the world at an alarming rate from 1990 to 2017, according to an analysis published in Arthritis&Rheumatology.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe burden of gout increased across the world from 1990 to 2017, with variation in age ‐standardised point prevalence, annual incidence and YLDs between countries and territories. Besides improving the clinical management of disease, prevention and health promotion in communities to provide basic knowledge of the disease, its risk factors, consequences, and effective treatment optio ns, with tailoring to high risk group such as the middle‐aged male population, are crucial to avoid the disease onset, and hence, to decrease the global disease burden.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
To determine the feasibility and validity of using wearable activity trackers to test associations between gout flares with physical activity and sleep.
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Hase R, Kurata R, Ishida K, Kurita T, Muranaka E, Mito H Abstract A 42-year-old man exhibiting hypoxia was diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019. He had medical histories of type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hyperuricemia, and gout attack. He received favipiravir for compassionate use for 14 days. Subsequently, he showed increased uric acid levels and developed acute gouty arthritis. Favipiravir may induce not only hyperuricemia but also acute gouty arthritis. It should therefore be used with caution in patients with a history of gout and those with hyperuricemia, especially when used at a higher dose and...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
AbstractActivated neutrophils release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in response to a variety of stimuli. NETosis is driven by protein-arginine deiminase type 4, with the release of intracellular granule components that function by capturing and destroying microbes, including viral, fungal, bacterial, and protozoal pathogens. The positive effects of pathogen control are countered by pro-inflammatory effects as demonstrated in a variety of diseases. Components of NETS are non-specific, and other than controlling microbes, they cause injury to surrounding tissue by themselves or by increasing the pro-inflammatory resp...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: RBX CFG and CHT have significant and similar efficacy in the treatment of AGA, and CFG did not increase adverse side effects. PMID: 32744034 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: J Tradit Chin Med Source Type: research
The innate immune system senses “non-self” molecules derived from pathogens (PAMPs) as well as endogenous damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and promotes sterile inflammation that is necessary for injury resolution, tissue repair/regeneration, and homeostasis. The NOD-, LRR- and pyrin domain containing protein 3 (NLRP3) is an innate immune signaling complex whose assembly and activation can be triggered by various signals ranging from microbial molecules to ATP or the abnormal accumulation of crystals, thus leading to IL-1β and IL-18 maturation and secretion. Deregulation of the NLRP3 signaling c...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
A novel, evidence-based tool could have an important new role in assessing the impact of therapy in gout patients.Arthritis Research &Therapy
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news
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