Table 1

Characteristics of recruited patients

AgeYears
Range29–90
Mean67
Number of patients (% of cohort)
Sex
Male9 (82)
Female2 (18)
Primary reason for admission
Acute gout9 (82)
Acute myocardial infarction1 (9)
Infected joint prosthesis1 (9)
On chronic urate-lowering therapy prior to hospital presentation?
Yes4 (36)
No7 (64)
Presence of documented comorbidities (other than chronic gout)
Yes10 (91)
No1 (9)
Common documented comorbidities (other than chronic gout)
Diabetes mellitus7 (64)
Hypertension10 (91)
Chronic kidney disease4 (36)
Vascular disease (including ischaemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular accident)5 (45)
Hypercholesterolaemia4 (36)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease2 (18)
Atrial fibrillation3 (27)
Osteoarthritis2 (18)
Miscellaneous6 (55)
Number of comorbidities Per patient
Range0–8
Mean4