10 new EULAR recommendations for gout

New guidelines for the treatment of gout have been issued by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

The authors, which included fifteen rheumatologists, provide recommendations under an “umbrella” of three guiding principles: ensuring patients are fully informed; given lifestyle advice; and screened for comorbidities and cardiovascular risk factors.

  1. Treat acute flares early, choosing drugs according to contraindications, past efficacy in the patient, time since flare onset and number of joints involved