Ultrasound that shows deposition of monosodium urate crystals has high specificity and positive predictive value for a diagnosis of gout when conducted in routine clinical settings, data from the SUGAR study has shown. SUGAR, primarily designed to update gout classification criteria, enrolled patients with at least one swollen joint or a subcutaneous nodule “who conceivably ...
Ultrasound backed for diagnosis of gout
By Tony James
27 Oct 2016