Gout patient hospitalizations: what’s causing the increase?
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  September 11, 2017  
  Rheumatology  
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 Gout patient hospitalizations: what’s causing the increase?Gout patient hospitalizations: what’s causing the increase?
 
We looked at all hospitalizations in patients with gout. The concern is that gout is often considered as a disease of just the joints, specifically of the big toe. Yet, there have been quite a lot of studies that have talked about the many other comorbidities that occur because of hyperuricemia and gout.
 
 
 Hip Impingement CausesHip Impingement Causes
 
Hip impingement or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition in which there is an abnormal relationship between the top of the femur, especially the head and the neck, with the rim of the hip socket or acetabulum. This results in abnormal contact between them, which wears down the cartilage over the head of the femur, the labral cartilage at the rim, may cause acetabular fracture, and leads to osteoarthritis of the hip over the long term.
 
   Study: Lupus affects Hispanic, Asian women in Manhattan more frequently than white womenStudy: Lupus affects Hispanic, Asian women in Manhattan more frequently than white women
 
Within Manhattan's diverse population, the chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School of Medicine.
 
   Researchers find striking racial, ethnic disparities in incidence and prevalence of lupusResearchers find striking racial, ethnic disparities in incidence and prevalence of lupus
 
Two new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system.
 
   Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effectsAntidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects
 
Chronic pain negatively impacts a person's quality of life. Often, over the counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, are ineffective in alleviating chronic pain. In these instances, a surprising choice is often a drug used to treat an entirely different condition - depression.
 
 Differentiating sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome using biomarkers
 
Differentiating sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome using biomarkersFirstly, it is necessary to make a distinction between systemic inflammation and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). SIRS consists of changes in clinical signs including an abnormal body temperature, increased heart rate, increased respiratory rate, an abnormal white cell count (either decreased or elevated), or an increase in band neutrophils.
 
 
 Study reveals new opportunities for treatment of Type 2 diabetes
 
Study reveals new opportunities for treatment of Type 2 diabetesBacteria may be responsible for more than we suspect. Especially when it comes to inflammatory diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.