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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

, 18:108

Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis


BackgroundTo characterize the differences between women and men with gout.

MethodsWe analyzed a US national cohort of gout patients cared for by rheumatologists.

ResultsCompared with the 1012 men with gout, women with gout n = 262 were older 71 vs. 61 years, p < 0.001 and had a greater burden of comorbid conditions p < 0.001 for hypertension, diabetes, renal disease and obesity. Risk factors for gout differed with women more often taking diuretics p < 0.001, while men more frequently had dietary triggers p < 0.05.

ConclusionsThe profiles of women and men with gout are markedly different, suggesting a need to tailor treatment recommendations.

KeywordsGout Comorbidity Gender Quality of Care AbbreviationsBMIBody mass index

CKDChronic kidney disease

CORRONAConsortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America

HAQHealth Assessment Questionnaire

NSAIDsNonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs

PSPropensity score

SUASerum urate levels

ULTUrate-lowering therapy

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-s12891-017-1465-9 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Leslie R. Harrold - Carol J. Etzel - Allan Gibofsky - Joel M. Kremer - Michael H. Pillinger - Kenneth G. Saag - Naomi 


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