Gout patient interview and physical examination

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Although the incidence of gout is increasing worldwide, there are many misconceptions about the diagnosis and treatment of gout. The two attached videos can be used to inform medical students, residents in family practice, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, psychiatry residents as well as practicing physicians about gout. Allied health professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants will also find the videos helpful.

In the first video I interview and exam a patient with gout. This scenario is used to describe how to obtain a history and synthesize a differential diagnosis. As I exam the patient, I describe what I am doing so that the viewer can learn how to do a joint exam. I also demonstrate how to aspirate the patient's knee. The patient gives his comments on why his gout was not managed better.

Video: 21 minutes

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