New Research Shows Association Between Gout and VTE

4 Apr 2023 • A new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology suggests that patients with gout are at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) during the 30 days following a gout flare consultation or hospitalisation. Researchers analysed electronic primary care records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in the United Kingdom to investigate a potential temporal association between gout flares and VTE. The study included 314 patients and found that the incidence of VTE was significantly higher in the gout-exposure period than in the baseline period. The likelihood of VTE in the 30 days following a gout flare was higher than in the baseline period. The researchers suggest that patients with gout should be aware of the increased risk of VTE and advised to remain well hydrated and active in the 30 days after a gout flare.

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