Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Review of the Literature so far

In the search for a treatment for COVID-19, attention has turned to preexisting drugs in the hope to reduce the lead time in finding a cure. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), chloroquine (CQ) and macrocodes (MC) are all known to have antiviral effects (first two through endosomal acidification) in other viral diseases and there were promising results in… Continue reading Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: Review of the Literature so far

2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout

Gout is rather common in Mauritius and, as a nephrologist, I'm surprised by the high occurrence of kidney stones here, many related to gout. Raised serum uric acid (SU) is even more prevalent and often misleadingly referred by 'gout' by many local patients and even some doctors. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommends against… Continue reading 2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout