Advances in Gerontology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 138–141

New data on gout and hyperuricemia: Incidence rates, risk factors and aging-associated manifestations

Article

DOI: 10.1134/S2079057013020021

Cite this article as:
Ariev, A.L., Kunitskaya, N.A. & Kozina, L.S. Adv Gerontol (2013) 3: 138. doi:10.1134/S2079057013020021
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Abstract

Gout affects over 1% of the world’s adult population and, furthermore, gout is the form of inflammatory arthritis most prevalent in men. Gout incidence rates are now on the rise due to aging-associated effects depending on quality of life, and comorbid conditions, and the efficiency of their management. Gout is traditionally considered a disease affecting men, although, in fact, women prevail among elderly patients. The growth trends in gout incidence throughout the world point to the necessity of developing novel diagnostic markers.

Keywords

gout hyperuricemia elderly patients 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Ariev
    • 1
  • N. A. Kunitskaya
    • 1
    • 3
  • L. S. Kozina
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechnikov Northwest State Medical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, Northwest BranchRussian Academy of Medical SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Almazov Federal Center for Heart, Blood and EndocrinologyMinistry of Health and Social Development of the Russian FederationSt. PetersburgRussia