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The Bandolier gout site seeks to build good evidence about gout and its treatment. We have so far found no systematic reviews, and the quality and amount of evidence seems to be rather limited, so this will not be easy. We are able to do this because of an unconditional educational grant from Merck, Sharp and Dohme Ltd.


Gout- an introduction Age and uric acid Quality of care indicators for gout Seasonality of gout? Gout risk and obesity

Gout epidemiology

Epidemiology of gout update Prevalence and incidence of gout

Gout, diet, risks and heart disease

Alcohol and gout Gout and drinking Is uric acid related to heart disease? More on diet and risk of gout Purines in foods Weight loss and uric acid Weight loss and uric acid in Japan Uric acid, weight and diet in the elderly Weight loss, diet and gout Uric acid, gender, and insulin Uric acid and risk factors in men

Treating acute gout

Colchicine for acute gout Etodolac and naproxen for gout Etoricoxib for gout Indomethacin and other NSAIDs for gout Meclofenamate for gout Chronic gout, renal function, and NSAIDs

Urate-reducing treatments

Allopurinol, benzbromarone and probenecid Allopurinol and benzbromarone compared Allopurinol, renal function, and adverse effects Allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome How low has serum uric acid got to be? Sartans and uric acid Heart failure, allopurinol, and mortality

Other gout topics

Prophylactic colchicine for chronic gout Thiazide diuretics and anti-gout therapy Lead and uric acid Uric acid crystals in synovial fluid for diagnosing gout

Links to useful sites about gout American family physician -

Gout and Hyperuricemia New Zealand consumer site - Gout and diet UK Arthritis Research Campaign - Gout