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Analysis of KRYSTEXXA phase III data demonstrates improved health-related quality of life and physical function in refractory chronic gout patients
Date:7/2/2012

ces (MCID) in patients treated with KRYSTEXXA 8 mg every two weeks, the approved dose and schedule. The data demonstrate that at least 50% of patients showed improvements in HRQOL parameters except for HAQ-DI in which 45% of patients showed improvements compared to placebo. Monthly pegloticase also improved HRQOL but the effects were not as robust as the bi-weekly treatment group. There was little to no improvement seen in the placebo group.

"This study underscores the severity of functional impairment experienced by many RCG patients and there is no other treatment to date that has shown to be effective in improving HRQOL and physical function in these patients as that demonstrated by KRYSTEXXA," said Kenneth Bahrt, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Savient. "We are pleased to have this analysis accepted for publication by The Journal of Rheumatology, which is a prestigious peer reviewed journal."


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