Background Hyperuricemia and gout represent important issues in the obese patients. Considering the epidemic trend of overweight and obesity in developed countries, the impact of these conditions is likely to increase. At present, bariatric surgery represents the most effective treatment for the management of severe obesity for reducing weight and the impact of associated comorbidities, but its effects on hyperuricemia and gout have not been fully elucidated. Methods In this narrative review, we discuss the current knowledge about hyperuricemia and gout in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. We also suggest a useful approach to prevent gouty attacks in the perioperative period. Results Weight loss seems to reduce hyperuricemia in the long-term follow-up, but there is evidence also of a high frequency of acute attacks early after surgery in patients with a diagnosis of gout. Conclusion Bariatric surgery has a high impact on hyperuricemia and gout. A perioperative approach is suggested, based on appropriate hydration, early physical resumption, urate lowering drugs and NSAIDs, or colchicine and corticosteroids if NSAIDs are ineffective or not tolerated.

Management of hyperuricemia and gout in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery / Tana, Claudio; Busetto, Luca; di Vincenzo, Angelo; Ricci, Fabrizio; Ticinesi, Andrea; Lauretani, Fulvio; Nouvenne, Antonio; Giamberardino, Maria Adele; Cipollone, Francesco; Vettor, Roberto; Meschi, Tiziana. - In: POSTGRADUATE MEDICINE. - ISSN 0032-5481. - 130:6(2018), pp. 523-535. [10.1080/00325481.2018.1485444]

Management of hyperuricemia and gout in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Ticinesi, Andrea
Writing – Review & Editing
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Lauretani, Fulvio
Formal Analysis
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Nouvenne, Antonio
Investigation
;
Meschi, Tiziana
Supervision
2018-01-01

Abstract

Background Hyperuricemia and gout represent important issues in the obese patients. Considering the epidemic trend of overweight and obesity in developed countries, the impact of these conditions is likely to increase. At present, bariatric surgery represents the most effective treatment for the management of severe obesity for reducing weight and the impact of associated comorbidities, but its effects on hyperuricemia and gout have not been fully elucidated. Methods In this narrative review, we discuss the current knowledge about hyperuricemia and gout in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. We also suggest a useful approach to prevent gouty attacks in the perioperative period. Results Weight loss seems to reduce hyperuricemia in the long-term follow-up, but there is evidence also of a high frequency of acute attacks early after surgery in patients with a diagnosis of gout. Conclusion Bariatric surgery has a high impact on hyperuricemia and gout. A perioperative approach is suggested, based on appropriate hydration, early physical resumption, urate lowering drugs and NSAIDs, or colchicine and corticosteroids if NSAIDs are ineffective or not tolerated.
2018
Management of hyperuricemia and gout in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery / Tana, Claudio; Busetto, Luca; di Vincenzo, Angelo; Ricci, Fabrizio; Ticinesi, Andrea; Lauretani, Fulvio; Nouvenne, Antonio; Giamberardino, Maria Adele; Cipollone, Francesco; Vettor, Roberto; Meschi, Tiziana. - In: POSTGRADUATE MEDICINE. - ISSN 0032-5481. - 130:6(2018), pp. 523-535. [10.1080/00325481.2018.1485444]
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