Gout: treatment & management

Programme: 
Year: 
2016
Price: 
FREE
Welcome

Gout is one of the most common forms of acute arthritis, particularly among Māori and Pacific men as well as older people on diuretic therapy. While acute gout is reasonably well managed, prevention of long term gout and its complications, tophi, skin ulceration, chronic joint damage, renal and cardiovascular disease is not.

Following completion of this short course you will:

  • know the signs and symptoms of acute gout
  • be aware of the assessment required in a patient with presumed gout
  • know how to treat an acute gout flare
  • know how to manage gout in the long term

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Certification

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Acknowledgements

Written by Peter Gow, Tony Merriman, and Nicola Dalbeth in 2012 and updated by Dr Karen Falloon MBChB, FRNZCGP, PhD, Senior lecturer Goodfellow Unit, in 2016.

The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health.

 

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