Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AHRQ Releases New Continuing-Education Article on the Diagnosis and Management of Gout

Holly Harmon

Gout is one of the most common forms of arthritis, disproportionately affecting males and early menopausal females. Gout is one of the most common and painful forms of arthritis, affecting about 8.3 million Americans. A new article from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) summarizes the benefits and risks associated with dietary and lifestyle changes as well as pharmacologic therapies.

The article assesses studies that measure the accuracy and potential harms of specific diagnostic tests for gout and is available now for clinicians, policymakers, and other stakeholders. It also highlights several therapies that have moderate-to-high evidence of reducing pain in patients and recommends further validation of promising clinical diagnostic tests in primary care settings.

Access the free article and obtain continuing-education credit at no cost: http://goo.gl/U701Kw

NOTE: Download the executive summaries and the full research reports for the Diagnosis of Gout and Management of Gout reports

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