Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Gout at a University Hospital Emergency Department

  title={Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Gout at a University Hospital Emergency Department},
  author={Naomi Schlesinger and Diane C. Radvanski and T. C. McCombie Young and Jonathan V. McCoy and Robert M Eisenstein and Dirk Moore},
  booktitle={The open rheumatology journal},
BACKGROUND Acute gout attacks account for a substantial number of visits to the emergency department (ED). Our aim was to evaluate acute gout diagnosis and treatment at a University Hospital ED. METHODS Our study was a retrospective chart review of consecutive patients with a diagnosis of acute gout seen in the ED 1/01/2004 - 12/31/2010. We documented: demographics, clinical characteristics, medications given, diagnostic tests, consultations and whether patients were hospitalized. Descriptive… CONTINUE READING


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