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CPD module: Gout

We examine the inflammatory arthritis which can be extremely painful for sufferers.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  1. gout prevalence and characteristics;
  2. physical and biochemical aspects of gout inflammatory processes;
  3. high serum uric acid levels not necessarily causing gout;
  4. the metabolism of purines into uric acid factors which may influence this;
  5. intrinsic and extrinsic sources of uric acid;
  6. drugs which may raise uric acid levels;
  7. potentially beneficial aspects of uric acid in the body;
  8. adverse effects associated in other conditions;
  9. normal serum uric acid levels and what is considered hyperuricaemia;
  10. gout diagnosis and other conditions to consider;
  11. pharmacological treatments for gout for acute and long-term treatment;
  12. differences between urate lowering therapies (ULTs) and other gout treatments;
  13. dietary influences on serum uric acid levels.
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