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Preventing further acute attacks and decreasing the tophi burden becomes a secondary goal.

Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review—plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.

The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.

Clinical presentation, history, and laboratory evaluation can make a diagnosis of gout, but crystal examination is the “gold standard.”

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How to regulate “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” is this Patient Care Special Report's domain.

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For gout patients with suboptimal responses to allopurinol, adding lesinurad may significantly reduce serum urate levels.

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Despite advancements in the understanding of the pathogenesis of gout, some patients still receive suboptimal care. In this slideshow, we highlight recommendations for improvement as stated by the experts.

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