Mike Frecklington

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of acute gout on foot pain, impairment, and disability. METHODS This prospective observational study recruited 20 patients with acute gout flares. Patients were recruited from emergency departments, hospital wards, and rheumatology outpatient clinics throughout Auckland, New Zealand. Patients were recruited at the time of(More)
Fear of falling, foot pain, impairment and disability are commonly reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the relationship between fear of falling and foot pain, impairment and disability has not been investigated in established RA. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between fear of falling and foot pain, walking velocity and(More)
OBJECTIVE Gout is associated with foot pain, impairment, and disability. The aim of this study was to assess footwear characteristics and key factors influencing footwear choice in patients with gout. We also wanted to evaluate the relationship between footwear characteristics and foot disability. METHODS Fifty patients with a history of acute gout were(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of bone erosions in the feet of patients with gout using CT and thereby to test the hypothesis that gout is an asymmetric arthropathy. METHODS CT scans of both feet were obtained from 25 patients with chronic gout. CT scans were scored for bone erosion using a semi-quantitative method based(More)
Background Gout is on the increase worldwide and is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis affecting men. Gout is of particular significance to New Zealand, affecting approximately 15% of Maori and Pacific men in South Auckland, thus it has been dubbed the ‘gout capital of the world’. Gout most frequently affects the foot, with initial attack(More)
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