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Gout in general practice


- candidate number26478
- NTR NumberNTR6329
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR13-jan-2017
- Secondary IDs80-83910-98-13051; NL.57154.078.16; MEC-2016-437 ZonMW Protocol ID; CCMO; MEC
- Public TitleGout in general practice
- Scientific TitleGout: risk factors and treatment in general practice
- ACRONYMGRIP
- hypothesisIn the Netherlands, 90% of the patients with gout are managed by general practitioners but most research has been done in secondary care. In primary care there are questions on the clinical relevance of long-term uric acid lowering treatment of gout on e.g. the recurrence and frequency of gout arthritis. It is also unclear whether factors such as diet, overweight and use of medication might be associated with gout attack frequency.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedGout, Gout
- Inclusion criteriaAge: older than 18 years.
Contacted his/her general practitioner with a gout attack in the year 2013, 2014 or 2015. The presence of gout will be validated at baseline according to the 2015 ACR-EULAR criteria for gout and the Diagnostic rule (Gout calculator).
- Exclusion criteriaPatients with a limited life expectancy.
Patients that are not able (independently or with help) to fill in the Dutch questionnaires.
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlNot applicable
- group[default]
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 1-feb-2017
- planned closingdate1-mei-2019
- Target number of participants1300
- Interventionsnot applicable
- Primary outcomeFrequency of patients’ reported gout attacks and the presence of tophi.
- Secondary outcomePhysical examination: blood pressure, BMI. Laboratory serum examination: eGFR, uric acid level, cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, and glucose (fasting). Smoking status, intake of fructose, alcohol, purine and dairy, education level, compliance to prescribed medication for gout, use of other (over the counter) medication, physical activity, co-morbidity, and quality of life.
- Timepoints• Frequency and characteristics of gout attacks (modified GAQ 2.0) – every 3 months. Presence and burden of tophi (TIQ-20) – baseline, 1 year, 2 years.
• Demographics – baseline.
• Laboratory serum examination, blood pressure and BMI (physical examination) – baseline.
• Comorbidity (SCQ) – baseline, 1 and 2 years follow-up. Physical and mental health (SF-36); quality of life (EQ-5D) – baseline, 1 and 2 years.
• The use and adherence to allopurinol and other gout-medication – every 3 months. The adherence to other prescribed medication and over the counter medication (derived version of the BMQ) – baseline, 1 year, 2 years.
• Diet (Dutch validated FFQ) – baseline, 1 year, 2 years.
• Physical activity (IPAQ) and smoking status – baseline, 1 and 2 years follow-up.
- Trial web sitehttps://goo.gl/Pm690F
- status[default]
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES K.D.B. Van Leeuwen
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESPhD. S. Bierma-Zeinstra
- Sponsor/Initiator Erasmus Medical Center, Department of General Practice
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZonMw
- Publications
- Brief summaryObjectives:
1. What is the frequency of self-reported gout attacks of patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
2. What is the prevalence of tophi in patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
3. Does the use of allopurinol decrease the self-reported gout attack frequency in patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
4. Does the use of allopurinol decrease the presence of tophi in patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
5. Are patient characteristics and lifestyle factors (BMI, smoking status, physical activity, social status) associated with the frequency of gout attacks in patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
6. Is the consumption of fructose rich beverages, carbonated beverages, alcohol, purine rich food, lactose and dairy products associated with the frequency of gout attacks in patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
7. Is the use of medication, such as diuretics and salicylates, associated with the frequency of gout attacks in patients diagnosed with gout in general practice?
Study design: Prospective observational cohort study, at baseline patients will fill in questionnaires, and a physical examination (blood pressure measurement, BMI) and a blood sample will take place. During the two year follow-up, 8 questionnaires will be filled in (1 every 3 months) by the patients.
Study population: Adult patients who contacted their GP due to a gout attack in the year 2013, 2014 or 2015 will be invited to participate. We aim to include 1300 patients.
Main study parameters/endpoints: We will assess:
- Primary outcomes: Frequency of patient reported gout attacks and the presence of tophi.
- Secondary outcomes: body-mass index, smoking status, fructose-rich/carbonated beverages and alcohol consumption, purine rich food intake, lactose and dairy intake, education level, compliance to prescribed medication for gout, use of (over the counter) medication, physical activity, co-morbidity, and quality of life.
- Physical examination: blood pressure, BMI.
- Laboratory serum examination: estimated glomerular filtration rate, uric acid level, cholesterol, low and high-density-lipoproteďne cholesterol, and glucose (fasting).
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD13-jan-2017 - 28-mei-2017


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