Gout Classification Criteria: Update and Implications
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Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis, with a rising prevalence and incidence worldwide. There has been a resurgence in gout research, fueled, in part, by a number of advances in pharmacologic therapy for gout. The conduct of clinical trials and other observational research in gout requires a standardized and validated means of assembling well-defined groups of patients with gout for such research purposes. Recently, an international collaborative effort that involved a data-driven process with state-of-the art methodology supported by the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism led to publication of new gout classification criteria.
KeywordsGout Classification criteria Conjoint analysis
Dr. Vargas-Santos received a fellowship funding from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil. Dr. Neogi’s work was supported by NIH grant AR 47785.
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ABVS and WJT declare that they have no conflicts of interest. TN reports that she was the ACR-PI of the 2015 ACR-EULAR Gout Classification Criteria report.
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