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Gout: HELP
Articles by Robert M. McLean
Based on 3 articles published since 2010
(Why 3 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Robert M. McLean wrote the following 3 articles about Gout.
+ Citations + Abstracts
1 Guideline Diagnosis of Acute Gout: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. 2017

Qaseem, Amir / McLean, Robert M / Starkey, Melissa / Forciea, Mary Ann / Anonymous1790886. ·From the American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. ·Ann Intern Med · Pubmed #27802479.

ABSTRACT: Description: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on the diagnosis of gout. Methods: This guideline is based on a systematic review of published studies on gout diagnosis, identified using several databases, from database inception to February 2016. Evaluated outcomes included the accuracy of the test results; intermediate outcomes (results of laboratory and radiographic tests, such as serum urate and synovial fluid crystal analysis and radiographic or ultrasonography changes); clinical decision making (additional testing and pharmacologic or dietary management); short-term clinical (patient-centered) outcomes, such as pain and joint swelling and tenderness; and adverse effects of the tests. This guideline grades the evidence and recommendations by using the ACP grading system, which is based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) method. Target Audience and Patient Population: The target audience for this guideline includes all clinicians, and the target patient population includes adults with joint inflammation suspected to be gout. Recommendation: ACP recommends that clinicians use synovial fluid analysis when clinical judgment indicates that diagnostic testing is necessary in patients with possible acute gout. (Grade: weak recommendation, low-quality evidence).

2 Editorial The Long and Winding Road to Clinical Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Gout. 2017

McLean, Robert M. ·From Northeast Medical Group; Yale New Haven Health System; New Haven, Connecticut. ·Ann Intern Med · Pubmed #27802506.

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3 Article Management of Acute and Recurrent Gout. 2017

Harris, Russell P / McLean, Robert M / Qaseem, Amir. ·From University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA. ·Ann Intern Med · Pubmed #28505649.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --