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2014-08-13 08:27:05

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the most common form of inflammatory arthritis today, gout is growing in epidemic proportions in the United States. With prevalence of comorbid health issues - including diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity - also on the rise, Hispanic Americans face even greater risks for developing gout. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135196 To help raise gout awareness and encourage proper diagnosis and management among at-risk Hispanic...

2014-03-26 16:04:05

Accurate diagnosis key because painful disease treated differently than other forms of arthritis Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought. The standard way to check for gout is by drawing fluid or tissue from an affected joint and looking for uric acid crystals, a test known as a needle aspiration. That usually works, but not always: In a new Mayo...

Gout Risk Lowered By Cherries
2012-09-29 05:06:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eating cherries may lower your risk of a certain type of inflammatory arthritis attack, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Researchers found that patients with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35 percent lower risk of having attacks compared to those who did not eat the fruit. The scientists recruited 633 gout patients for the study, and followed them for a one year period....

2011-11-11 18:22:35

Researchers exploring why some women who take a common breast cancer drug develop serious joint pain have eliminated two possible causes: inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. Because of these findings, researchers say women should be encouraged to continue taking the medication to gain its full benefit. The study is published online Nov. 11 in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Preliminary findings were presented in 2010 at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the...

2010-11-08 11:19:45

A new study suggests joint complaints attributed to aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, are not associated with inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease. Because of that, researchers say women who were primarily concerned about the threat of arthritis should be encouraged to continue taking the medication. The findings of the study will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia For...

2010-11-08 08:15:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study suggests joint complaints attributed to aromatase inhibitors (AI) "“ standard breast cancer drugs "“ are not associated with inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease.  Researchers say because of that, women who were predominantly concerned about the risk of arthritis should be encouraged to continue taking the medication. AI's can significantly reduce the risk of recurrence in post-menopausal women with breast cancer promoted by the...

2010-11-02 07:46:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis Foundation patient advocate, Jan Wyatt, PhD, will provide oral testimony on behalf of the approximately 4 million Americans with inflammatory arthritis at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing today. The hearing will focus on issues and challenges associated with an approval pathway for biologic products that are highly similar "biosimilar" or interchangeable with FDA-licensed products. "The Arthritis Foundation commends...

2009-05-22 08:00:00

New Findings Released on the Third Annual Gout Awareness Day (May 22) NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society announced today that new survey results reveal alarming gaps in the public's awareness of gout, a painful and potentially debilitating form of arthritis that affects three to five million Americans. In a survey of more than 2,000 Americans, 65% of adults admitted to being "not at all knowledgeable" about gout and just over 70% did not know that...


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