Tag Archive 'gout'

What is Gout?

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Gout is a common, painful form of arthritis. It causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints. Gout occurs when uric acid builds up in your blood. This happens if your body produces extra acid or does not eliminate enough, or if you eat too many foods with purines, such as liver and [...]

Does Caffeine Trigger Gout Attacks?

Amplify’d from arthritis.webmd.com An extra jolt or two of caffeine may trigger a gout attack in people with the painful and often disabling arthritic condition, preliminary research suggests. “We found that overall, as the number of servings of caffeinated beverages increased, so too did the chance of having recurrent gout attacks,” says Tuhina Neogi, MD, [...]

New Drug For Gout-FDA Approves Krystexxa (Pegloticase)

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. Gout occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually deposited as needle-like crystals in the joints [...]

Gout-New drugs for an old disease

Amplify’d from www.thelancet.com The approval of febuxostat, a non-purine-analogue inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, by the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration heralds a new era in the treatment of gout. The use of modified uricases to rapidly reduce serum urate concentrations in patients with otherwise untreatable gout is progressing. Additionally, advances [...]

Gout: New Drug & Old Favorites May Reduce Risk

Gout is a painful joint condition caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood resulting in deposition of fine crystals in the joints. The most common presentation of gout is the sudden onset of intense pain, redness and swelling of the great toe joint at night or during sleep. The prevalence of gout [...]

Alcohol, Obesity & High Blood Pressure Increase Gout Risk in Women

Gout is a painful joint condition caused by elevated levels of uric acid which result in the deposition of needle like crystals in the joints. The uric acid precipitates in the coolest areas of the body, which makes the great toe a common areas for gouty attacks. Gout is more common in men than women, [...]

FDA approves Colcrys for Prevention of Gout Flares

Colcrys is an oral medication formulated for the treatment and prevention of gout flares. Colcrys is a form of colchicine, which has been used for centuries for the treatment of acute gout attacks. Colchicine is not prescribed often for gout attacks because of the side effects, which include cramping, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Social Bookmarking [...]

New Gout Drug Approved Despite Deadly Side Effects

The FDA approved the drug Krystexxa for the treatment of gout last Friday.  Almost 8 million Americans are affected by gout, a painful condition caused by the precipitation of crystals in joints and soft tissues. The crystals result from the build up of uric acid in the blood. Initial FDA approval was delayed due to [...]

Vitamin C Decreases Gout Risk

A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine prospectively examined the relationship between vitamin C and the risk of gout in 46,994 men ages 40 and 75 year old, from 1986 through 2006. The participants had no diagnosis of gout at baseline. The authors used a questionnaire to ascertain the criteria for gout and [...]

FDA Approves New Gout Medication

Uloric (also known as febuxostat), a Takeda Pharmaceuticals gout medication, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gout is a painful condition caused by elevated levels of uric acid that build up in the blood, soft tissue and the joints. One of the most common places for Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

When Gout Treatment Fails

In December, the FDA accepted Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Biologics License Application (BLA) for pegloticase. Pegloticase, formerly known as Puricase(R), is a biological drug for the treatment of gout which has not responded to the currently available medications (treatment-failure gout). Patients with treatment-failure gout tend to have severe pain at the affected joint and limited function. [...]

Coffee: Good for Gout?

A study done at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada in Vancouver studied 45,869 men, without gout, over a 12 year period. Every four years, 2 questionnaires were sent out to the participants. The first questionnaire asked about intake of coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea and total caffeine. The second questionnaire was used to evaluate whether [...]