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In this Consensus Statement, an expert panel compares and contrasts recommendations for the management of gout produced by rheumatology organizations and the American College of Physicians (ACP), and present the G-CAN position on the ACP guideline.
Gout and osteoarthritis are known to coexist in certain joints, with urate and calcium crystals being associated with the development of osteoarthritis. Now, research is shedding light on the depth of this association and bringing surprising observations to the fore.
The increased risk of mortality in patients with gout is increasingly recognized, and multiple guidelines call for better management of this disease and its comorbidities. A new study, however, has found that excess mortality in patients with gout has remained unchanged since 1999.