Is the presence of sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome a precursor for gout?


Sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS) is characterized by periodic apnoea that is associated with cyclical changes in arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2). In SAHS, Hasday and Grum [1] were the first to measure the overnight change of urinary uric acid secretion and report that it could be a good index of tissue hypoxia. However, the validation of this index… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket177


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