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Basic Science and Clinical Practice

Newcombe, David S.

Robinson, Dwight R. (Ed.)

2013, XVIII, 398 p. 54 illus., 14 illus. in color.

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  • Covers all important aspects of gout, including its genetics, pathophysiology, and diagnosis
  • Provides a basis for the effective management of hyperuricemia in patients
  • Contains detailed discussion of radiographic findings in gout that serve to differentiate gout from other inflammatory diseases of joints, and aids in making proper diagnosis

Gout: Basic Science and Clinical Practice is a thoroughly researched comprehensive text which covers all important aspects of gout, including its genetics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.


Gout is probably the most common rheumatic disease after osteoarthritis and is becoming more common with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the US, and in many other countries.  Only about 10% of patients with gout are treated by rheumatologists and this often leads to inadequate diagnosis and treatment in general medical practice. 


Written by an expert in the field this book is valuable reference for rheumatologists and others in the medical profession who are interested in understanding and managing this important disease.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Arthritis - Gout - Rheumatology

Related subjects » Rheumatology

Table of contents 

1.   A Brief history of Gout


2.   The Prevalence and Risk Factors for Gout


3.   Purine Biochemistry


4.   Uric Acid Metabolism in Humans


5.   Clinical Aspects of Gout and Associated Disease States


6.   Diagnostic Procedures in the Management of Gout



7.   Roentgenographic Findings


8.   Mechanisms of the Acute Attack of Gout and its Resolution


9.   Management of Hyperuricemia and Gout

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