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BACKGROUND Limited prospective information exists on the relation between obesity and weight change and the risk of gout. Similarly, both hypertension and diuretic use have been considered risk factors for gout; however, their independent contributions have not been established prospectively. METHODS We prospectively examined over a 12-year period(More)
BACKGROUND The association between alcohol consumption and risk of gout has been suspected since ancient times, but has not been prospectively confirmed. Additionally, potential differences in risk of gout posed by different alcoholic beverages have not been assessed. METHODS Over 12 years (1986-98) we used biennial questionnaires to investigate the(More)
One hundred fifteen patients with chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML) were administered busulphan 4 mg/kg for 4 days and cyclophosphamide 60 mg/kg on each of 2 days (BuCy2) followed by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from histocompatible sibling donors. For 62 patients in chronic phase, 26 in accelerated phase, and 27 in blast transformation, the(More)
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