About the Gout Working Group

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and is caused by deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in and around joints, which provokes an intense inflammatory response. Gout manifests as episodes of intense joint pain, swelling, and functional disability that may lead to persistent joint symptoms and structural joint damage.

In our pursuit of ensuring that research aligns with the needs and interests of those most affected by gout, our team has diligently worked on the identification and consensus of the most crucial outcomes to be measured in all clinical trials and observational studies of gout.

Our work so far has incorporated key elements of the OMERACT Framework, including a thorough literature review, Delphi surveys, and patient involvement at all stages of the research process. We have developed a Core Domain Set that reflects not only the clinical aspects of gout but also the lived experience of patients.

Next Steps:
Building on the progress we've made, our next focus is to provide explicit guidance on the measurement methods and reporting needs for the core outcome set.

Robin Christensen

Robin Christensen



Jasvinder A. Singh


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Lisa Stamp


Melanie Morillon

Melanie Morillon


Kennedy Martin

Martin Kennedy



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Working Group Members:

Adena Batterman
Adenike Adebajo
Adewale Adebajo
Ahmed Elsaman
Alexandre Dumusc
Alireza Meysami
Amaury Brianez
Amir Rezaee
Andrea Falzon
Anupam Wakhlu
Aya Akmal Amin
Beverley Shea
Carlos Pineda
Carlos Guillen Astete
Cesar Diaz-Torne
Denise Bury
Diane Krock
Edward Henstridge
Edyta Biernat-Kaluza
Elise Dekker

Esther Francisca Vicente-Rabaneda
Evelien Priem
Fernando Perez-Ruiz
Gary Choque
Gehad Maghraby
Geraldo Pinheiro
Ghaydaa Dabie
Helen Keen
Hilde Berner Hammer
Ilfita Sahbudin
Ingrid Moller Parera
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Inna Gaydukova
Ionut Pintilie
Jan René Nkeck
Jasvinder Singh
Javier Rios
Jean-Noel Talabardon
Joao Dias

John Fitzgerald
Karen Natali Saravia Chocobar
Ken Saag
Khaled Abdelsalam Abdelgalil
Khaled Saadaoui
Kyung Min Ko
Laura Durcan
Lays De Souza
Lee Simon
Liliia Shvets
Lizeth Chaparro Del Portillo
M Masudul Hassan
Madusha Menu Cristeen Jayasinghe
Marcel Flendrie
maria queiroz
Melanie Morillon
Minerva Mendoza
Minna Kohler
Nicola Dalbeth

Nino Tsiskarishvili
Nouran Abaza
Oliver Kramer
Panagiotis Ermeidis
Peter Tugwell
Philip Conaghan
Raouf Hajji
Rebecca Grainger
Rebecca Johnson
Robin Christensen
Sarah Stewart
Sasikala Bheemireddy
Shawna Grosskleg
Sofia Valpereiro
Tamer Gheita
Teodora Serban
Valeriia Riazanova
Vibeke Strand
Will Taylor
Win Min Oo

Interested in joining the working group as a member?

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We look forward to your valuable contributions and active participation in our community.


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