Recent pharmacological advances in the management of gout

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 Jun 1;57(6):951-958. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex343.


Gout is the most common cause of inflammatory arthritis worldwide, and reports show that despite availability of therapies, management is still suboptimal. The new EULAR 2016 recommendations for the treatment of gout highlight the huge development in gout therapies, and the number of drugs being trialled only continues to increase. A clinical review of the evidence that underlies the recommendations from EULAR can reveal possible gaps in the literature and avenues for future research into gout therapies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
  • Gout / drug therapy*
  • Gout Suppressants / therapeutic use*
  • Humans


  • Gout Suppressants