Clinical Pearl of the Month – Gout Treatment in 49-year-old Chinese American man

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Medicine, Urgent Care

Gout Case - 49-year-old chinese-american man with gout

Gout Treatment of a 49-year-old Chinese-American ManClinical Pearls of Wisdom Q&A CaseGout affects 8.3 million Americans according to NHANES 2007–2008, roughly 3.9% of the U.S. population. Gout has significant impact on physical function, productivity, health-related quality of life and health care costs. Compared to whites, racial/ethnic minorities have higher prevalence of gout and there is a wide variation in the … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Gout

Amber RhodesFM Question of the Week, PA Question of the Week, Personal Education, Question of the Week, SPEX Question of the Week

Free board review question of the week on gout

This week’s free board review question…A 59-year-old man who is being treated for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity has experienced 3 gout attacks in the past year. His uric acid level is 9.2 mg/dL (normal range, 3.0-6.5 mg/dL). He recently completed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy for an acute attack and has been asymptomatic for 3 weeks. You decide to start … Read More