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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

Gout Drug Febuxostat (Uloric) Subject of FDA Safety Alert Gout Drug Febuxostat (Uloric) Subject of FDA Safety Alert
Preliminary data from a safety study show an increased risk for heart-related deaths with febuxostat compared with allopurinol in patients with gout, the FDA said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA to evaluate increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with the gout medicine febuxostat (Uloric)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of heart-related death with febuxostat (Uloric) compared to another gout medicine called allopurinol. We required the Uloric drug manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to conduct this safety study when we approved the medicine in 2009. Once we receive the final results from the manufacturer, we will conduct a comprehensive review and will update the public with any new information. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Allopurinol Decisions Made Early in Primary Care Allopurinol Decisions Made Early in Primary Care
Patients with gout are more likely to receive allopurinol if they meet eligibility criteria for urate-lowering therapy at the time of diagnosis, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Gout Equals Diabetes in Stroke Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Gout is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease but not for MI and stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Can Gout Cause Aplastic Anemia?
Title: Can Gout Cause Aplastic Anemia?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Incident Gout and Erectile Dysfunction Incident Gout and Erectile Dysfunction
What is the relationship between gout and ED -- and where does hyperuricemia fit in the equation?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers at UAB receive $6.5 million grant to investigate gout
The National Institutes of Heath has awarded UAB's Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology a $6.5 million grant to further investigate gout, hyperuricemia and other gout-related diseases. “The incidence of gout is increasing worldwide, with around 4 percent of the adult population in the United States affected,” said Kenneth Saag, director of the UAB Investigations In Gout, Hyperuricemia and ComorbidiTies (INSIGHT) Center of Research Translation and Lowe professor of medicine. “Gout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Researchers at UAB receive $6.5 million grant to investigate gout
The National Institutes of Heath has awarded UAB's Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology a $6.5 million grant to further investigate gout, hyperuricemia and other gout-related diseases. “The incidence of gout is increasing worldwide, with around 4 percent of the adult population in the United States affected,” said Kenneth Saag, director of the UAB Investigations In Gout, Hyperuricemia and ComorbidiTies (INSIGHT) Center of Research Translation and Lowe professor of medicine. “Gout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Urate Lowering in Early Gout Found Beneficial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Synovitis, flares, and urate levels improved with febuxostat (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trial shows febuxostat reduces gout flares
Results of a recent clinical trial showed that the drug febuxostat was effective at reducing gout flares in adults with early gout. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Febuxostat prevents gout flares in recent clinical trial
(Wiley) As reported in the journal Arthritis& Rheumatology, the drug febuxostat reduced gout flares in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 314 adults with early gout. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

9 Brand New Drugs for Primary Care
COPD … nasal polyps.. gout …. dyskinesia in Parkinson Disease: here’s a brief look at new drugs for these and other disorders coming your way. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: COPD Gout Source Type: news

Gout Quiz: What is Gout? Is There a Gout Diet?
Title: Gout Quiz: What is Gout? Is There a Gout Diet?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 1/26/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 5:20:52 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 19, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gain Ground on Gout with Weight Loss
(MedPage Today) -- New study supports weight loss in overweight patients with gout (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For Gout, How Safely Can Allopurinol Dosing Be Escalated? For Gout, How Safely Can Allopurinol Dosing Be Escalated?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory drug may help prevent heart attacks
Conclusion This well-conducted study shows promising signs that canakinumab may reduce the risk of future heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in people who've had them in the past. But before any changes are made to the current licensing of this drug, further research is needed to confirm the beneficial effects and the optimal dose. Most importantly, researchers will need to focus on the observation that the drug lowered white blood cell counts and increased the risk of fatal infection. They estimated around 1 in every 300 people taking canakinumab would die of a fatal infection. This number, while low, is sti...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Duzallo (allopurinol and lesinurad) for the Treatment of Hyperuricemia Associated with Gout
Duzallo (allopurinol and lesinurad) is indicated for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with uncontrolled gout. It contains urate transporter-1 (URAT-1) inhibitor blended with xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

THIS diet to reduce high blood pressure could also tackle gout
HIGH blood pressure readings could be lowered by following the DASH diet. But the diet could also help tackle symptoms of gout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Duzallo (lesinurad and allopurinol) for Hyperuricemia in Patients with Uncontrolled Gout
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2017-- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today announced Duzallo was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a once-daily oral treatment for hyperuricemia associated with... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Fixed-Dose Combination Treatment for Gout FDA Clears First Fixed-Dose Combination Treatment for Gout
Duzallo combines lesinurad and allopurinol and is indicated for gout-associated hyperuricemia in patients for whom target serum uric acid levels are not achieved with allopurinol alone.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Gout May Increase Risk of Knee Replacement in OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Urate crystals tie two conditions together (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout diet revealed: Cutting THIS out could reduce risk of painful symptoms
GOUT is a form of arthritis which has been previously linked to a rich diet and drinking alcohol. But the symptoms could be reduced by cutting this particular item out of sufferers ’ daily diets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gout diet: Reduce risk of painful symptoms by cutting THIS from diet
GOUT is a form of arthritis which has been previously linked to a rich diet and drinking alcohol. But the symptoms could be reduced by cutting this particular item out of sufferers ’ daily diets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gout linked to dementia: High uric acid could increase risk of memory loss
GOUT is an uncomfortable, inflammatory condition that occurs when needle-like crystals of uric acid form within certain joints or soft tissues. Now experts believe uric acid could be linked to dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revised Gout Guideline Stresses Patient Education
(MedPage Today) -- Multi-faceted interventions advocated for managing and preventing attacks (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 1, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Gout Patients Run Higher Risk of Kidney Stones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 60% increased risk of first-time nephrolithiasis versus general population, with little protection from allopurinol (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Urate-Lowering Therapy for Gout Flare Urate-Lowering Therapy for Gout Flare
Learn the various options for preventing and treating gout flare in this review. What new third-line agents have recently become available?U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gout symptoms - how you should REALLY treat painful form of arthritis
GOUT - a form of arthritis - is an uncomfortable, inflammatory condition that occurs when needle-like crystals of uric acid form within certain joints or soft tissues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news