Uric acid

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By Faye Kehler Family Physician and GP Anesthetist since 1987 interested in all aspects of Medicine
Eric Jutkowitz, Hyon K Choi, Laura T Pizzi, Karen M Kuntz
BACKGROUND: Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of urate-lowering treatment strategies for the management of gout. DESIGN: Markov model. DATA SOURCES: Published literature and expert opinion. TARGET POPULATION: Patients for whom allopurinol or febuxostat is a suitable initial urate-lowering treatment. TIME HORIZON: Lifetime...
November 4, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
L Pasina, A L Brucato, C D Djade, P Di Corato, S Ghidoni, M Tettamanti, C Franchi, F Salerno, S Corrao, A Marengoni, M Marcucci, P M Mannucci, A Nobili
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitors prescription at admission and discharge in elderly hospital in-patients, to analyze the appropriateness of their use in relation to evidence-based indications, to evaluate the predictors of inappropriate prescription at discharge and the association with adverse events 3 months after hospital discharge. METHODS: This cross-sectional study, based upon a prospective registry, was held in 95 Italian internal medicine and geriatric hospital wards...
December 2014: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Seif O Shaheen
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November 2014: Thorax
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