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Shedding light on gout, a serious but often misunderstood form of arthritis

Shedding light on gout, a serious but often misunderstood form of arthritis
August 21, 2017

N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, was watching the Philadelphia 76ers vie for a post-season win on television when he noticed coach and former National Basketball League player Maurice Cheeks hobbling down the sidelines from an attack of gout.

“One of the ESPN commentators commented that his gout was back, and they were just kind of chuckling about it up in the booth,” Edwards, chairman of the Gout and Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES), told Healio Rheumatology. “So, I contacted Maurice Cheeks and said, ‘These people were laughing at your pain. What do you think about that?’”

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FDA approves Duzallo for treatment of hyperuricemia in patients with uncontrolled gout

August 21, 2017
The FDA has approved Ironwood Pharmaceuticals’ Duzallo, a combination pill of lesinurad and allopurinol, for the treatment of hyperuricemia in patients with…
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Patients with tophaceous gout presented with urate deposition, tophus, vascularization in Achilles tendon

August 17, 2017
In the Achilles tendon of patients with tophaceous gout, researchers found urate deposition, tophus and vascularization, according to results of a recently published…
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Dementia risk may increase with higher levels of serum uric acid

August 10, 2017
Among elderly patients with gout, the risk of dementia was greater in those with higher levels of serum uric acid, according to a recently published study.
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