The management of gout: much has changed

Robinson, Philip C. and Stamp, Lisa K. (2016) The management of gout: much has changed. Australian Family Physician, 45 5: 299-302.

Author Robinson, Philip C.
Stamp, Lisa K.
Title The management of gout: much has changed
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2016-05
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 45
Issue 5
Start page 299
End page 302
Total pages 4
Place of publication East Melbourne, VIC Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background
Gout is a common problem that is increasing in prevalence in Australia. It is associated with many serious comorbidities such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Recent changes include the way that older drugs are used, as well as newer therapeutics becoming available or in development.

Objective/s
The objective of this article is to provide an update on the management of gout.

Discussion
Developments in treatment strategies for gout and newer agents to treat gout are discussed in this article. The salient points include the need to treat gout to a serum urate target, the ability to start allopurinol during acute attacks, the need to treat with prophylactic anti-inflammatory drugs for adequate time periods, and the availability of a new urate-lowering drug on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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