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Diagnosis of gout in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricaemia: a pilot ultrasound study

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  • Funding This study was supported by grants from the National Health Service: Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria del Instituto de Salud Carlos III (FIS, 08/0009), the Red Española de Atención Primaria (2009/70) and RECAVA (RD06/0014/0019).

  • Competing interest None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted according to local regulations and the declaration of Helsinki, and local approval was obtained from the ethical committee and the Institutional Review Board of the Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.