About the Authors

Abhishek Abhishek

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Abhishek.abhishek@nottingham.ac.uk

Affiliation Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Ana M. Valdes

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wendy Jenkins

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Investigation, Project administration, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Weiya Zhang

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Michael Doherty

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

MD and AA are investigators in a Nottingham University PI-led non-pharmacological study of gout funded by AstraZeneca/Ardea; MD has attended ad hoc advisory boards on osteoarthritis or gout for AstraZeneca, Grunenthal, Nordic Biosciences and Roche. Other authors do not report any conflicts of interest. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.