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The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) Announces New Survey Results Highlighting Major Gaps in Public Awareness of Gout

New Findings Released on the Third Annual Gout Awareness Day (May 22) NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society announced today that new survey results reveal alarming gaps in the public's awareness of gout, a painful and potentially debilitating form of ar...

Studies examine treatment for gout and the condition's protective effects

The goal in treating patients with gout is to reduce acute attacks by lowering serum urate levels, which are usually high in this disease. At the same time, high serum urate levels have been shown to lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD). A new study compared the safety and efficac...

Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout

Maurice Cheeks shows that the arthritic condition can strike anyone FRIDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- He's a 15-year veteran of the National Basketball Association, a four-time NBA All-Star, and head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He's basketball great Maurice Cheeks. And he's go...

NBA Coach Maurice Cheeks Teams Up with the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) to Call a 'Time Out for Gout'

Coach Cheeks partners with rheumatology experts on Gout Awareness Day to share his story and correct misperceptions about a serious condition NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia 76ers head coach and four-time NBA All-Star Maurice Cheeks is partnering with the Gout & Uric Acid Educat...

Sugary Soft Drinks Boost Gout Risk in Men

Just 2 or more beverages a day increased chances by 85%, study finds THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and fructose is strongly associated with increased risk of gout in men, a new study says. Gout, caused by excess uric acid in the bl...

More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout

With 1,500 milligrams a day, men cut their risk by 45%, study finds,,,, MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more vitamin C may help reduce a man's risk of gout, according to researchers who studied almost 47,000 men over a 20-year span. During that time, more than 1,300 of...

FDA approves ULORIC (febuxostat) for the chronic management of hyperuricemia in patients with gout

Deerfield, Ill., and Osaka, Japan, February 13, 2009 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ULORIC (febuxostat) 40 mg and 80 mg for th...

New Drug Helps Relieve Gout

Pegloticase normalized uric acid levels within 6 hours for participants in phase II trial WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental gout drug called pegloticase lowered levels of uric acid in the blood to target levels within a few hours in most patients. That's the co...

It's the Heat and the Humidity: How Each Worsens Gout Symptoms

Climatic factors such as heat and humidity that lead to dehydration can signal a future attack for gout sufferers, according to research presented this week at the American// College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington DC. Gout, caused by deposits of monosodium uric crysta...

Clinical Trials of New Drug Febuxostat Show Promise in Gout Treatment

A new drug called febuxostat has been found to reduce plasma levels of uric acid more effectively in Gout than the currently used drug allopurinol. If the results of the clinical trial are successful//, then it would mean the end of a 40 year search for successful treatment of Gout. Gout is cha...

Four Cups of Coffee a Day may Cut Down the Risk of Gout

Coffee is widely consumed beverage and is regularly investigated and debated for its impact on health conditions from breast cancer to heart disease. Among its complex effects on the body, coffee or its components have been linked to lower insulin and uric acid levels on a short-term basis or cros...

Risk Of Heart Attack Increased By Gout

Gout increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, according to new research from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.The study is published// in the August edition of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism and the full article is available on line at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/ cg...

Alcohol Found To Increase The Risk of Gout

A new study shows Beer and liquor significantly increase the risk of gout. Wine connoisseurs fear not. However the consumption of wine did not // appear to be a factor.Overall, the risk for gout was 2.5-times higher in men who drank more than 50 grams of alcohol daily, the equivalent of four or fiv...

Low Fat Dairy Products Ideal For Patients With Gout

Gout results when too much uric acid builds up in the connective tissue and causes inflammatory arthritis.New research suggests say no to meat and yes // to low-fat dairy if you want to avoid gout. The study showed diets rich in dairy products and low in beef, pork, lamb and seafood may help pr...

Look out for gout

Doctors warn that gout can be incredibly painful, and if not seen to immediately it will only get worse.Contrary to popular belief, gout can strike at any time, and for no specific reason. It is not always linked to consumption of rich food and wine, and women can be affected too, especially after ...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

...TEXXA(TM) (pegloticase) as a treatment for chronic gout in patients refractory to conventional therapy. ...XA so we can provide this therapy to those chronic gout patients who are suffering from this crippling, de...icase enzyme intended for the treatment of chronic gout in patients refractory to conventional therapy. ...

Experts Recommend Cherries For Pain Relief From Arthritis

...s and menu ideas, visit www.choosecherries.com . (1) National Arthritis Foundation. www.arthritis.org (2) Blau LW. Cherry diet control for gout and arthritis. Texas Reports on Biology and Medicine. 1950;8:309-311. (3) Jacob RA, Spinozzi GM, Simon VA, Kelly DS, Prior RL, Hess-Pierce B, Ka...

New Report Defines Challenges for New Entrants in Key Rheumatology Markets

...eport providing critical strategic insight for companies with a stake in the market for rheumatology therapies, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and psoriatic arthritis. To develop this analysis, entitled "Thought Leader Insight & Analysis: Rheumatology," MedPredict conducted a though...

Pegloticase BLA Filing Accepted for Priority Review by FDA

... Application for Treatment-Failure gout Granted Priority Review EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.,...ase, a novel biological drug for treatment-failure gout (TFG) patients. The FDA also granted the Company's...g designation by the FDA. Treatment-failure gout occurs in patients who have failed to normalize se...

Savient's Board of Directors Forms a Board Committee to Oversee the Regulatory and Pre-Launch Activities for Pegloticase

...digm of therapy available to the treatment-failure gout population and we believe the work of this Committ... major improvement in the treatment of this orphan gout population. I look forward to working with the Boa...e absence of other therapies for treatment-failure gout patients, are forward-looking statements. These fo...

Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans

... humans, high levels of uric acid can cause kidney stones, hypertension and gout -- a painful inflammation of the joints. Humans also carry the SLC2A9 ge...nstitute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about gout . -- Robert Preidt ...

A Cluster of Veterans' Deaths; By Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD

...ss (visible to the naked eye), microscopic -- as in a Pap smear or biopsy, or, chemical -- as in the chemical abnormalities of diabetes, galactosemia, gout or phenyketonuria. I suggest they do this now, copying their US Representative, their own US Senator, Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, and Senator Charles Grass...

Elevated Urate Levels May Slow Parkinson's in Men

...id, and it is a normal component of blood; however, high levels can lead to gout and kidney stones. In a two-year study of 800 men recently diagnosed wit...be tempered against the known risks of elevated urate levels, which include gout and kidney stones. From what we know now, urate elevation should only be at...

Ardea Biosciences Reports Progress of Clinical Development Programs; Provides 2008 Outlook; Announces 2007 Financial Results and Provides 2008 Financial Guidance

... RDEA806 at a scientific conference in the second half of 2008. Gout/Inflammation -- Initiate a Phase 2 dose-finding trial for the treatment of gout in the second quarter of 2008 with results expected in the second half of 2008; and -- Initiate a Phase 2a trial with RDEA119 for the t...

Siemens Introduces New Dual Energy Applications to SOMATOM Definition

...cardium in a single scan. Deposits of uric acid crystals in the joints of gout patients may damage the cartilaginous and osseous substance, particularly i... chronic for several years. With syngo DE Gout, CT can now also be used for gout detection. The new dual energy application assists the physician in clearly...

The prevalence and impact of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States

...der adults. Gout: In 2005 roughly 3 million Americans had gout in the previous 12 months, up from the estimate of 2.1 million in 1990. An inflammatory arthritis linked to elevated uric acid in the blood, gout tends to be most prevalent among older men and more prevalent in older Afri...

Gout Drug Shows Promise

...lled study of 10 patients, average age 62, who had gout for an average of 13 years. The study was led b...Center and University of California, San Diego. gout is a painful and potentially disabling form of art...rican Academy of Family Physicians has more about gout . -- Robert Preidt ...

The Homeopathic Revolution

....S. Civil War), typhoid (Chapter 9: Politicians and Peacemakers, Pages 184-185) -- Benjamin Disraeli - (British Prime Minister), asthma and gout (Chapter 9: Politicians and Peacemakers, Pages 199-200) -- Harold Griffith, MD - (one of the fathers of modern anesthesia), diphtheria (Cha...

Alcoholism Linked To Higher Death Rates Among Older Men

...ny such complications. Older men who drank moderately or heavily and had accompanying comorbidities that could be worsened by alcohol use such as gout or ulcer disease, or who took medications that could interact negatively with alcohol use, such as sedatives or pain medications, had 20 percent highe...

Colour Of Urine Can Reveal The Health Status Of The Patients

...t turns black when exposed to air can also be a sign of alkaptonuria, a rare enzyme disorder that causes abnormalities of the skin and cartilages. And gout can produce pink urine. This diagnostic tool goes back many centuries. The ancient Greeks first diagnosed the rare blood disorder porphyria by o...

Start the New year with news on intelligent weight loss!!

...ns proportionately more. Another wakening is : Eating less than 130g of carbohydrate a day can build up ketones in your blood, which can lead to gout and kidney stones. So never say a complete no to carbs. Never skip breakfast when loosing weight. Studies have shown that people who skip breakf...

Increased Risk Of Losing Sight In Obese People.

... to blindness. But in the case of Cataract, it is a disease of the lens and the researcher says that obese people are at a very risk of developing gout in which the development of Cataract is common. In conclusion they said that the study is aimed at creating awareness among the public that obesit...

Tamiflu Shortage Can Be Better Handled By Combining It With Probenecid

...ist Medical Center in Portland, Oregon believes probenecid, a treatment for gout that is used with some antibiotics to boost effectiveness, could have a sim...tive ingredient is in the blood. Probenecid is used for the treatment of gout and works by preventing the drugs from being removed from the body by the p...

Managing Patients With Psoriasis

...ficantly increase the risk of gout. Wine connoisseurs fear not. However the consumption of wine did not // appear to be a factor.Overall, the risk for gout was 2.5-times higher in men who drank more than 50 grams of alcohol daily, the equivalent of four or five drinks. Even those who consumed 10 to 15 gra...

Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C

... colon cancer and heart diseases. They also reduce pain associated with inflammation. West Indian Cherry juice can be taken as a pain reliever in gout and arthritis. The anthocyanins also protects the arteries from plaque buildup. University of Texas has found out that the melatonine present in cherr...
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