Osteoarthritis guidelines focus on severity; affordable gout drug cut post-MI heart events
By Jeff Craven
The guidelines lay out a wide range of treatment options without an algorithm.
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Colchicine fulfilled the promise first seen in CANTOS that anti-inflammatory treatment can reduce cardiovascular disease events.
The relationships between gout and fatal and nonfatal CVD events weren’t weakened by allopurinol use or serum urate lowering to treatment target.
Clinicians should assess cognitive and psychiatric symptoms at baseline.
The drug should be front and center for clinicians who hope to stave off the “remarkable” incidence of type 2 diabetes after GDM.