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Medication For Severe, Chronic Gout Associated With Improvement in Symptoms

Posted 17 Aug 2011 by

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2011—As an alternative to a conventional treatment for gout that some patients may not respond to, patients with severe, chronic gout who received the medication pegloticase for 6 months had greater improvement in measures of uric acid levels as well as physical function and quality of life, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. Long-term urate (a salt derived f ...

New Drug May Relieve Severe, Tough-to-Treat Gout

Posted 16 Aug 2011 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 16 – For some gout patients afflicted with a particularly severe, crippling form of the disease who find standard treatments either intolerable or ineffective, a recently approved alternative appears to afford relief. A new injectable treatment called pegloticase (brand name Krystexxa) has no effect on most severe gout patients, but researchers say that for the roughly four in 10 ...

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