August 8, 2011 by Lynn.
A medical imaging technique called dual-energy computed tomography (CT) is proving to be a reliable method to diagnose acute gout in a hospital emergency room setting. The technique can detect vessels and bones and display them in contrast to one another more clearly than conventional imaging techniques.
The technique is being used in Vancouver, BC in Canada, where doctors say it leads to earlier diagnosis and improved gout treatment. To read more about diagnosing gouty arthritis with dual-energy CT on Science Daily, >CLICK HERE.<
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October 30, 2012 by Teresa.
Sleep apnea is a significant problem on its own, but the implication of it contributing to gout is worth considering. There are anecdotal cases where if sleep apnea was treated, gout symptoms improved, too. Also, sleep apnea and gout patients show up in the same patient profile, middle-aged, overweight men. Furthermore, gout attacks tend to manifest more often during sleep.
Despite the fact that there is strong evidence that sleep apnea is a major contributor to gout, little has been done to screen for sleep problems when gout is first diagnosed. If you have been diagnosed with gout and are receiving treatment, you may want to consult with your doctor about sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and gout alike are treatable and neither should be ignored.
Colchicine generic is an effective treatment for gout, particular appropriate when NSAIDs are poorly tolerated.
Filed under: Colchicine Generic, Gout Treatment and Prevention, Gout Diagnosis.
Tags: sleep apnea, sleep disorder, uric acid, contribute to gout, gout symptoms, diagnosed with gout, gout treatment, colchicine generic.
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