Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Diseases | Rheumatology
BACKGROUND: To characterize the differences between women and men with gout.
METHODS: We analyzed a US national cohort of gout patients cared for by rheumatologists.
RESULTS: Compared with the 1012 men with gout, women with gout (n = 262) were older (71 vs. 61 years, p < 0.001) and had a greater burden of comorbid conditions (p < 0.001 for hypertension, diabetes, renal disease and obesity). Risk factors for gout differed with women more often taking diuretics (p < 0.001), while men more frequently had dietary triggers (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The profiles of women and men with gout are markedly different, suggesting a need to tailor treatment recommendations.
Comorbidity, Gender, Gout, Quality of Care
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BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Mar 14;18(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1465-9. Link to article on publisher's site
BMC musculoskeletal disorders
Harrold LR, Etzel CJ, Gibofsky A, Kremer J, Pillinger MH, Saag KG, Schlesinger N, Terkeltaub R, Cox V, Greenberg JD. (2017). Sex differences in gout characteristics: tailoring care for women and men. University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1465-9. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/1195
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