Gout Curbside Consults: Understanding the Burden of Uncontrolled Gout

Author(s)/Faculty: Brian Mandell, MD, PhD; N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, MACP, MACR
Release Date: 8/31/2021Expiration Date: 8/30/2022
Credit Type: CME / CME with ABIM MOCNumber of Credits: 0.25
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the joints, tendons, and connective tissues. Refractory gout (also called uncontrolled gout or recurrent gout) is marked by serum uric acid levels that do not drop below 6 mg/dL accompanied by recurrent flares and increased tophi. Gout is associated with functional impairment, a decreased quality of life, and several comorbidities. Despite major advances in treatment strategies, as many as 90% of patients with gout have poorly controlled or improperly managed disease, and physicians are challenged to apply the latest evidence-based care. In this case-based Curbside Consults activity, expert clinicians discuss gout comorbidities and how they impact patients.