Gout

Basic Science and Clinical Practice

Authors: Newcombe, David S.

Editors: Robinson, Dwight R. (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

David S. Newcombe, M.D., graduated from Amherst College in 1952, cum laude in Biology and received his MD degree from McGill University in 1956.  He received postdoctoral training at Boston City Hospital, Duke University and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard.  He then became the Director of the Rheumatology Division at the University of Virginia for a brief period, and subsequently the Director of Rheumatology at the University of Vermont, from 1967-1977.  He then went to Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions where he served from 1977-1992 rose to the rank of Professor.  He then moved to Massachusetts where he was Associate Chief of Staff at the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital until he retired in 2001. 

 

From the time of his retirement in 2001, he embarked on the project that eventually became published in this book on gout.  He worked  essentially full time on this extensive project for approximately 10 years, until his death in 2010.  The project was nearly completed at the time of his death.

 

Approximately one year after Dr. Newcombe’s death, his family requested that Dr. Robinson arrange for the publication of this work.  The manuscript was then modified, updated and prepared for publication.  We believe that this book represents the most comprehensive publication available on the subject of gout, which is the most common inflammatory rheumatic disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Editor, Dwight R. Robinson, M.D. is a rheumatologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Gout

    Newcombe, David S.

    Pages 1-8

  • The Prevalence and Risk Factors for Gout

    Newcombe, David S.

    Pages 9-23

  • Purine Biochemistry

    Newcombe, David S.

    Pages 25-67

  • Uric Acid Metabolism in Humans

    Newcombe, David S.

    Pages 69-90

  • Clinical Aspects of Gout and Associated Disease States

    Newcombe, David S.

    Pages 91-185

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gout
Book Subtitle
Basic Science and Clinical Practice
Authors
Editors
  • Dwight R. Robinson
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4264-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4264-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4263-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 398
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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