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Gout impacts on function and health-related quality of life beyond associated risk factors and medical conditions: results from the KING observational study of the Italian Society for Rheumatology (SIR)

Carlo Alberto Scirè12*, Maria Manara1, Marco Amedeo Cimmino3, Marcello Govoni4, Fausto Salaffi5, Leonardo Punzi6, Maria Cristina Monti7, Greta Carrara1, Carlomaurizio Montecucco2, Marco Matucci-Cerinic8, Giovanni Minisola9 and KING Study Collaborators

Author Affiliations

1 Epidemiology Unit, Italian Society for Rheumatology, Via Turati 40, 20121, Milano, Italy

2 Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, University of Pavia, Viale Golgi 19, 27100, Pavia, Italy

3 Clinica Reumatologica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, University of Genova, V.le Benedetto XV 6, 16132, Genova, Genova, Italy

4 Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Anna, Via Aldo Moro 8, 44124, Cona, Ferrara, Italy

5 Department of Molecular and Clinical Sciences - DISCLIMO, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Tronto 10/a, 60020, Torrette di Ancona, Ancona, Italy

6 Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35122, Padova, Italy

7 Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic medicine, University of Pavia, Via Forlanini 2, 27100, Pavia, Italy

8 Department of Rheumatology AVC, Department of Biomedicine & Division of Rheumatology AOUC, Department of Medicine & Denothe Centre, University Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Firenze, Italy

9 Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo, Circ. Gianicolense 87, 00152 Roma, Italy

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013, 15:R101  doi:10.1186/ar4281

Published: 3 September 2013

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