"Gout is characterized by deposition of urate crystals in soft tissues and in joints. This is an inflammatory disorder that is caused due to excess of uric acid in the blood vessels. Uric acid which are less soluble in blood get deposited in the soft tissues and blood vessels. These are different from the normal rheumatoid arthritis and ostoarthritis. Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of ""review article"" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
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