Publications on the Management of Gout
New evidence-based publications from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program can help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about managing gout, a common form of arthritis that results from excessive uric acid in the blood causing severe pain, swelling, redness, and joint stiffness.
Diagnosis and Management of Gout: Current State of the Evidence, a publication for clinicians, summarizes findings of two AHRQ-funded systematic reviews that examined the evidence about the accuracy and safety of diagnostic tests and effectiveness of treatments for patients with acute gout attacks. The clinician publication cites a strong body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of several treatments and therapies for gout but emphasizes the importance of clinicians and patients working together to decide which approach might be best.
Call (800) 358-9295 or email AHRQ's Publication Clearinghouse (AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov) for printed versions of the patient publications.
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