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2012-01-05 12:04:52

Drug appears to be well tolerated by patients A phase II clinical trial found that rilonacept, an inhibitor of the protein interleukin-1 (IL-1), significantly reduced acute gout flares that occur when initiating uric acid-lowering therapy. Results of the trial–the first placebo-controlled study investigating IL-1 targeted therapy in prevention of gout flares–show rilonacept to be generally well tolerated with no serious infections or treatment-related serious adverse events...

2011-11-07 11:39:14

X-ray images known as CT scans can help confirm gout in patients who are suspected of having the painful condition but receive negative results from traditional tests, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The type of CT scan analyzed, dual-energy computed tomography, is also valuable for diagnosing people who cannot be tested with the typical method of drawing fluid from joints, researchers found. The study is being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting in...

2011-11-07 10:30:36

X-ray images known as CT scans can help confirm gout in patients who are suspected of having the painful condition but receive negative results from traditional tests, a Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org) study has found. The type of CT scan analyzed, dual-energy computed tomography, also is valuable for diagnosing people who cannot be tested with the typical method of drawing fluid from joints, researchers found. The study is being presented at the American College of Rheumatology...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

Cindy Xia's research on the incidence and treatment of gout among hospitalized patients received top honors at the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Xia will present her research at the national conference later this year. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 A St. Elizabeth medical resident has taken first place in a state-wide medical research competition and will present her work nationally later this year. Dr. Cindy...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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