Review Finds Low Adherence to Urate-Lowering Therapy for Gout
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Extended Release Drug Shows Gout Benefit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effective even with renal impairment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ironwood drops drug it had hoped would be a blockbuster
At one point, Zurampic, an experimental gout drug, had been touted as a blockbuster-in-the-making. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Joint Replacements Linked to Gout?
(MedPage Today) -- Risk is elevated both before and after gout diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to eat and avoid on a low-purine diet
People who have gout, kidney stones, or a similar disorder can often benefit from following a low-purine diet. Purine is a naturally occurring substance, and too much can lead to a buildup of uric acid. In this article, learn which foods to eat and which to avoid to reduce levels of purine in the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Recent Pharmacological Advances in the Management of Gout Recent Pharmacological Advances in the Management of Gout
What's new in the pharmacological treatment of gout?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gout in the Elderly: A Risk Factor for AFib
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was increased by more than 70% in a Medicare cohort (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Insights into how Gout Happens
(MedPage Today) -- Current view focuses on the mobilization flare hypothesis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

For Gout, a Triad of Risk Factors
(MedPage Today) -- Obesity, hypertension, and diuretic use each double the risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Voices: When a Vegan Gets Gout
Black beans, spinach, asparagus, raisins, chickpeas and hummus, all heart-healthy stuff I ’ d been eating for years, had to go. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOSH MAX Tags: Gout Veganism Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Combo Drug for Hyperuricemia in Gout Patients EMA Panel Backs Combo Drug for Hyperuricemia in Gout Patients
Duzallo contains two medicines in one pill to address both the underelimination and overproduction of uric acid. The FDA approved the drug in August 2017.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Public Citizen Calls on FDA to Pull Gout Drug Due to CV Risk Public Citizen Calls on FDA to Pull Gout Drug Due to CV Risk
The nonprofit advocacy group says there is'overwhelming evidence that the serious cardiovascular harms of febuxostat outweigh any purported clinical benefit,'citing CARES postmarket data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic approach
(Bentham Science Publishers) The text combines comprehensive and systematic information about the diseases with a collection of diagnostic images. The key feature of the book is the systemic approach towards medical diagnosis in cases based on radiographic imaging. Topics covered in the book include also include osteoarthritis, lupus, myositis, vasculitis, juvenile arthritis, gout, systemic sclerosis, adult onset Still's disease, Beh ç et's disease and so on. Chapters have been contributed by experts in rheumatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canakinumab Halves Gout in Patients With Atherosclerosis Canakinumab Halves Gout in Patients With Atherosclerosis
However, the interleukin-1 inhibitor has no effect on serum urate, which is a risk marker for both gout and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis of data from CANTOS shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Severe joint pain could be a symptom of gout - what you need to know
ARTHRITIS types include osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. Although the former is the most common, there are other types to be aware of. These four symptoms, including severe joint pain, may indicate gout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watertown biotech Selecta touts improved gout drug data in trial
Results from a trial of Selecta Biosciences' gout treatment show that it may be more effective than an already-approved drug that generated $157 million in sales last year, the company said Friday. Watertown-based Selecta (Nasdaq: SELB) is developing a biologic called SEL-212 to treat for chronic, severe gout, a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the body. It’s the farthest along in the trial process of the biotech’s two drugs now in human studies, and the company is aimin g to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that gout is associated with a 17-20 percent higher risk of dementia in the elderly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canakinumab shown to reduce rates of gout in atherosclerosis by more than half
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that canakinumab significantly reduced the rate of gout by more than half compared to placebo, regardless of baseline serum urate level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IL-1 Blockade Appears Effective Against Gout
(MedPage Today) -- Canakinumab lowered the risk of attacks by more than half in post-MI patients (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Daily text message may improve adherence and treatment outcomes in patients with gout
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate significant improvements in adherence and clinical outcomes in gout patients who received a daily text message to remind them to take allopurinol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The'Sons of Gout' Study
(MedPage Today) -- Are asymptomatic sons of people with gout at greater risk for the disease? (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 9, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study finds no link between gout and risk of broken bones
People withgout are not generally at an increased risk of suffering a fracture, new research has shown. A study funded by NIHR and led by researchers based atArthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University has shown that neither the disease itself nor its associated treatments are likely to increase a person's risk of broken bones. A large-scale study An increased risk of fractures is often associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. The new research aimed to clarify whether this is the case for people with gout - a form of inflammatory arthritis. The researchers followed more than 30,000 people with...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 21, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Phase two of clinical gout trial begins at UAB
The University of Alabama Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology has started on phase two of a proof-of-concept clinical trial, evaluating the use of immunomodulator mycophenolate mofetil, or MMF, with Horizon Pharma plc's KRYSTEXXA drug in order to lower the uric acid levels for people living with uncontrolled gout.   The trial will consist of a double-blind operation, with a placebo-controlled phase two trial, designed to evaluate whether a 12-week course of immune-modulating therapy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Phase two of clinical gout trial begins at UAB
The University of Alabama Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology has started on phase two of a proof-of-concept clinical trial, evaluating the use of immunomodulator mycophenolate mofetil, or MMF, with Horizon Pharma plc's KRYSTEXXA drug in order to lower the uric acid levels for people living with uncontrolled gout.   The trial will consist of a double-blind operation, with a placebo-controlled phase two trial, designed to evaluate whether a 12-week course of immune-modulating therapy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Gout ‘not associated’ with increased risk of fracture, finds large study
Gout is not associated with an increased risk of fracture, according to a large UK study including thousands of primary care patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gout not associated with increased risk of fracture, study finds
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, is not associated with an increased risk of fracture, according to a large study led by Keele University, and published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking certain oral antibiotics may come with an unpleasant side effect, according to new research. A study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that taking any of five types of oral antibiotics was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones — mineral and salt deposits that form in the kidneys and must be passed through the urinary tract. Kidney stones have grown much more common over the past few decades without a clear explanation as to why. The condition is, however, associated with bacterial changes in the intestines and urinary tract, leading ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

"I knew it was wrong the moment I got the order": a narrative thematic analysis of moral injury in combat veterans - Held P, Klassen BJ, Hall JM, Friese TR, Bertsch-Gout MM, Zalta AK, Pollack MH.
OBJECTIVE: Moral injury is a nascent construct intended to capture reactions to events that violate deeply held beliefs and moral values. Although a model of moral injury has been proposed, many of the theoretical propositions of this model have yet to be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gout Admissions Escalate in the U.K.
(MedPage Today) -- A 59% increase since 2006, while rheumatoid arthritis hospitalizations halved (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout Uric Acid Meters Finally Arrive in the United States
Gout patients can now measure uric acid levels at home, and receive results in 30 seconds.(PRWeb April 17, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15405939.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allopurinol/lesinurad cost effective for gout/hyperuricaemia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gout: A Chronic, Not Just Dietary, Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Growing number of older adults expected to boost the need for appropriate care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EMR for Assessing Quality of Care Indicators for Gout EMR for Assessing Quality of Care Indicators for Gout
Could electronic medical record data play a role in the assessment of gout quality indicators?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to help normalize uric acid levels, reduce risk of gout and kidney damage
(Natural News) Acupuncture helps normalize uric acid levels, reducing the risk of gout and kidney damage, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Carried out by a team of researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the study investigated the effects of acupuncture therapy at specific areas on serum uric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serum Urate Strong, Imperfect Predictor of Subsequent Gout Serum Urate Strong, Imperfect Predictor of Subsequent Gout
Incident gout risk was low with slightly high serum urate concentrations, rose with higher levels; even at high concentrations, less than half the patients developed clinically evident gout in 15 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CARES Hints Mortality Risk in CV Patients on Gout Med Febuxostat CARES Hints Mortality Risk in CV Patients on Gout Med Febuxostat
The mortality signal was something of a mystery as a secondary result. Febuxostat was primarily'noninferior'to allopurinol for safety in the patients with a history of cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Does Dose Escalation Help in Gout?
(MedPage Today) -- Given the way allopurinol is used, the question can't really be answered (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout Drug Raises Safety Concerns With Death Excess in Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Febuxostat linked especially to sudden cardiac deaths in CARES trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Newer gout drug poses risk to heart patients
Gout sufferers with major pre-existing heart disease face a higher risk of death if they are treated with the drug febuxostat, a large long-term study has concluded (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Urate-Lowing Therapies New Urate-Lowing Therapies
What do we currently know about these newly approved urate-lowering agents for the management of hyperuricemia in gout?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

One Gout Medication Comes Out on Top for CV Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Allopurinol the loser in retrospective comparison of two drugs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gout drug could help treat heart failure
A drug used for the treatment of gout has been found to improve heart functioning in a small number of people with heart failure, researchers reveal. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis Patients With Gout May Be More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
People with gout face a modestly increased risk, of about 20%, for developing osteoporosis, compared to people without gout, researchers in Taiwan suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Scientists discover off-switch for 'molecular machine' active in many diseases
(University of Queensland) A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer's and gout.University of Queensland researchers have uncovered how an inflammation process automatically switches off in healthy cells, and are now investigating ways to stop it manually when it goes awry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Factors Influencing Allopurinol Initiation in Primary Care Factors Influencing Allopurinol Initiation in Primary Care
Why do only a minority of eligible patients with gout receive timely treatment with allopurinol?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How HEALTHY is Santa? GP gives THIS damning verdict
A REAL-life Santa would be plagued by gout, sleep deprivation, poor mental health and alcoholism, the nation ’s leading GP claimed yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gout Tied to Work Absenteeism
(MedPage Today) -- Jack Cush, MD, discusses Swedish study results (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart-healthy diet found to be as effective as medication for treating gout
(Natural News) The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats. It was devised decades ago to reduce high blood pressure. Now, according to a study led by John Hopkins researchers, the DASH diet can significantly lower uric acid. Uric acid is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimal gout treatment requires ongoing monitoring for urate lowering therapy
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Managing gout as a chronic, rather than an acute, condition could help prevent recurrences. A new study of more than 8,000 medical records found a positive association between starting treatment with allopurinol, a medication that helps prevent gout by lowering production of uric acid, and recurring doctor visits for the condition. Clinicians may therefore be more likely to offer allopurinol, or patients may be more likely to accept it, after multiple acute gout attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Looking at Potentially Increased Mortality Risk with Gout Drug
The FDA is investigating whether the gout drug febuxostat (Uloric) is associated with an increased risk for heart-related mortality. This follows a postmarketing trial... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news