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Gout is a painful form of arthritis and causes pain and swelling in one or more joints. The base of the big toe is the most commonly affected joint. A gout attack can last for around 7-10 days and is treated with corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory medicin

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Gout flare-ups could be managed by blood pressure diet

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Gout is both painful and common, yet the mechanisms behind it are not known. A new analysis of old data shows that easy dietary changes may keep it at bay.

Newspapers often publish false depictions of gout

Wed, 04 May 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor.

Immunology: An alternative route to inflammation

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Using a combination of newly developed methods, researchers led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich immunologist Veit Hornung have defined a previously unknown pathway that triggers...

Steroid pill safe and effective first-line treatment for acute gout

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PDT

An oral steroid had similar effectiveness to an oral non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for improving pain in patients with acute gout, according to a trial published in Annals of Internal...

Necroptosis: how crystals precipitate cell death

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis.

Study: gap sheds light on why gout patients may suffer despite effective treatments

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study published online this month in the Arthritis Care and Research journal is shedding light on why gout, a painful and common form of arthritis, is not well managed in many patients.

Chronic and progressive nature of gout if left untreated

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Emeritus professor of medicine, Elisio Pascual, at the Miguel Hernández Univeristy (UMH) in Elche and former head of the Rheumatology Unit at Alicante University Hospital has published a research...

FDA approves Zurampic to treat high blood uric acid levels associated with gout

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when used in combination with a xanthine...

Astrazeneca presents positive update on lesinurad renal data in gout patients

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:00:00 PDT

AstraZeneca has announced positive subanalysis data of the Phase III lesinurad studies (CLEAR1, CLEAR2 and CRYSTAL) for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout, in combination with a...

Deaths from heart disease declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 01:00:00 PDT

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease...

Gout risk high in patients with sleep apnea

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout, a new study shows.Among 9865 patients with newly-diagnosed sleep apnea and 43,598 comparators of similar weight, investigators identified...

New research exposes the health risks of fructose and sugary drinks

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers call for more aggressive efforts to reduce consumption of products containing added sugarThere is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain...

New classification system developed for gout

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:00:00 PDT

A panel of experts and researchers have developed a new classification system for gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.

New research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PDT

People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new research from New Zealand's University of Otago that has, for the first time, found a biological...

Gout medications might be useful in treating alcohol-induced liver disease

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the combination of alcohol-induced sterile and bacterial danger signals act together in induction of liver inflammationNew...

Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose.

Griffith research sheds new light on cause of CFS

Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT

New research findings may shed new light on the potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitisResearchers from Griffith University's National Centre for Neuroimmunology...

Drug regulations tied to fewer prescriptions of effective gout drug

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:00:00 PDT

Well intentioned, but costly and potentially problematic. That's how researchers describe the end result of a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate colchicine, a drug used...

Many patients with gout do not receive recommended treatment

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Among patients in England with gout, only a minority of those with indications to receive urate-lowering therapy were treated according to guideline recommendations, according to a study in JAMA.

Nighttime gout attack risk more than two times higher than in the daytime

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Novel research reveals that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime.

Gout: data from Phase III studies of lesinurad in combination with allopurinol

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:00:00 PDT

AstraZeneca has presented top-line results of two pivotal Phase III trials investigating the potential of lesinurad, a selective uric acid re-absorption inhibitor (SURI), when used in combination...

Effects of gout reduced after drinking Montmorency cherry concentrate

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Drinking Montmorency concentrate significantly helps to reduce the effects of the painful condition gout, according to new research.

Gout diagnosis an important opportunity to detect possible silent coronary artery disease

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT

A new study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) showed that erectile dysfunction (ED) is present in most men with gout and is frequently severe.

Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought.

Gout drug may reduce risk of death

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT

In a recently to be published study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers have found the use of the drug allopurinol was associated with a reduced risk of death in hyperuricemic (gout)...