Dr Kamilla Porter provides an update on the management of gout, covering acute attacks as well as long-term management strategies. Risk factors, dietary choices, and urate-lowering therapies are discussed.
After reading this activity, GPs should be better able to:
Understand the pathogenesis of gout
Initiate appropriate treatment for acute gout
Access appropriate patient information regarding gout
Organise appropriate investigation and follow up for patients presenting with acute gout
Identify risk factors for gout
Counsel patients about the need for, how to commence and adverse effects of urate-lowering therapy
Activity author Dr Kamilla Porter GP Essex United Kingdom
Test author Dr Elizabeth Cottrell Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice Specialty Training NHS North Staffordshire and Keele University United Kingdom
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Hardware and Software Requirements
A computer with an internet connection
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required