1st Edition - June 8, 2018

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  • Authors: Naomi Schlesinger, Peter Lipsky
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323548243
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323548236

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Concise and clinically focused, Gout, by Drs. Naomi Schlesinger and Peter E. Lipsky, provides a one-stop overview of recent developments regarding this common form of inflammatory arthritis. Impacting an estimated 8.3 million people in the U.S. alone, gout is seen frequently by both primary care physicians as well as rheumatologists. This resource provides detailed coverage of the epidemiology, causes, diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with both acute and chronic gout.

Key Features

  • Addresses key topics such as genetics, hyperuricemia, comorbidities of gout, treatment guidelines for acute and chronic gout, classification and diagnosis, and imaging.
  • Discusses future outlooks for improving pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment options, including an overview of drugs in the pipeline.
  • Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents

  • Schlesinger: Gout


    1. Uric Acid Biology and Purine Metabolism

    2. Silent Monosodium Urate Crystals Deposits

    3. Genetics of Hyperuricemia and Gout

    4. Immunoinflammatory Nature of Gout

    5. Tophus Biology

    6. Synovial Fluid Analysis and Crystal Identification

    7. Epidemiology of Gout and Hyperuricemia

    8. Comorbidities

    9. Imaging

    10. Gout Classification and Diagnosis

    11. Clinical Features of Gout

    12. Quality of Life

    13. Treatment Guidelines: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    14. Nonpharmacological Treatments: Acute and Chronic Gout

    15. Pharmacological Treatments: Acute Gout

    16. Pharmacological Treatments: Chronic Gout

    17. Treat to Target

    18. Drugs in the Pipeline

    Epilogue: Editors’ Look into the Future

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: June 8, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323548243
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323548236

About the Authors

Naomi Schlesinger

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Peter Lipsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, AMPEL BioSolutions LLC, Charlottesville, Virginia

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