“How do you make the proper diagnosis of gout? The “gold standard” is joint aspiration with evaluation under polarized microscopy. This process is painful for the patient, challenging to complete in a 20-minute appointment and frequently the aspiration is unsuccessful. Many patients are treated empirically which can lead to under/over diagnosis, improper treatment and exposure to dangerous side effects from gout medications such as steroids, NSAIDs and urate lowering therapies. What if there was a better way that could completely rule-out or rule-in the diagnosis in some patients without aspiration leaving only a small proportion who require the painful and tedious aspiration procedure?” Read more at iMedicalApps.