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Diuretics increase gout risk by raising serum urate levels

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Diuretic use is associated with an increased incidence of gout, an association mediated by increases in serum urate levels, according to findings published in the September 27th online Arthritis & Rheumatism. Both hypertension and diuretic use have been associated with an...

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TNF inhibitors overall not linked to serious infections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to persistent concerns, the use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antagonists, as a group, to treat autoimmune diseases is not associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for infection in the year after starting treatment, according to a report in the...

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Multiple factors complicate hip and knee replacement

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking, COPD and peptic ulcer disease are important risk factors for complications in patients undergoing elective primary total hip replacement (THR) or primary total knee replacement (TKR), researchers report in 2 on-line papers published July 11th and 18th in Arthritis Care...