Two recent surveys show that gout patients are often uninformed, undertreated, improperly monitored and frequently stigmatized by their gout.

Of all my patients, Gout sufferers have the poorest compliance. This is possibly due to the episodic nature of the disease: a case of out of plight, out of mind.
But Gout has other more serious consequences if not properly treated to target: renal and cardiovascular complications.
Education is key to align patients’ expectations with the doctors’ treatment goals in order to get buy in, and hopefully, better compliance.

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society is a nonprofit organization of health care professionals dedicated to raising awareness about gout arthritis.

New management tactics emerge for patients with difficult-to-treat gout


DESTIN, Fla. — Emerging methods of care could improve the management of difficult-to-treat gout,…

Intern Med. 2015;54(17):2129-37. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.54.4310. Epub 2015 Sep…
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov|By Liu P , et al.

It used to be thought and taught that asymptomatic hyperuricaemia should not be treated, mainly out of concern for severe Allopurinol allergy.
In the light of mounting evidence that hyperuricaemia is linked to atherosclerosis and renal impairment, and that treatment can slow down and even reverse these pathologies, a treat to low serum uric acid level target strategy is now advocated.

<p>Translating research into clinical practice. Arthritis Research & Therapy is a leading journal in the field of rheumatology and is notable for the breadth and quality of articles on the broad range of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.…

For the more academically inquisitive, this research paper examines how the ubiquitous and seemingly innocuous urate crystals can trigger a violent inflammatory reaction.