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how useful is temple percussion for temporal arteritis?

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prevalence of TA in the general population is less than 1%

American College of Rheumatology classification criteria (need 3/5):

  • temporal artery tenderness or decreased temporal artery pulse…
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Gout - ACR 2012 Guideline Part 2

Summary:

  1. Acute gouty Tx should be initiated within 24hr of onset
  2. Established urate-lowering Tx should be continued during an acute attack
  3. 1st line: NSAIDS, corticosteroids, or coral colchicine (combination for severe or refractory attacks)
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Gout - ACR 2012 guideline Part 1

Gout carries a risk of long-term morbidity and impaired quality of life.

Risk factors for gout

  1. Male > FemaleĀ (7x)
  2. Age (7% >65yo men, 3% >85 women)
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Healthline.com: The Vicious Cycle of Arthritis, Depression, and Disability

Here’s my most recent Healthline.com post: Arthritis, Depression, and Disability: the Vicious Cycle.

Take a look and feel free to share and/or leave a comment about your own experiences! 6 more words