Sex differences in gout characteristics: tailoring care for women and men.

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  • BACKGROUND: To characterize the differences between women and men with gout. METHODS: We analyzed a US national cohort of gout patients cared for by rheumatologists. RESULTS: Compared with the 1012 men with gout, women with gout (n = 262) were older (71 vs. 61 years, p < 0.001) and had a greater burden of comorbid conditions (p < 0.001 for hypertension, diabetes, renal disease and obesity). Risk factors for gout differed with women more often taking diuretics (p < 0.001), while men more frequently had dietary triggers (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The profiles of women and men with gout are markedly different, suggesting a need to tailor treatment recommendations.
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  • Comorbidity, Gender, Gout, Quality of Care, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cohort Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Diabetes Mellitus, Diuretics, Female, Gout, Humans, Hypertension, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity, Precision Medicine, Prospective Studies, Sex Characteristics
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  • Harrold LR; Etzel CJ; Gibofsky A; Kremer JM; Pillinger MH; Saag KG; Schlesinger N; Terkeltaub R; Cox V; Greenberg JD
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  • 108
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  • 18
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