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2009-09-28 08:45:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that it is initiating a Phase 2 study of BCX4208 for the treatment of gout. The primary objective of BioCryst's Phase 2 study is to determine the effect of different doses of orally administered BCX4208 on serum uric acid levels in patients with gout. The gout trial is expected to enroll up to 120 subjects. "Over the last few decades gout has markedly increased in...

2009-09-23 17:30:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study 1 highlights: Just two weeks on a high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men. A drug used to treat gout seems to protect against that blood pressure increase and some aspects of metabolic syndrome. Study 2 highlights: A study in mice finds that the time of day when fructose is consumed is linked to abnormalities in blood pressure, weight gain and behavior. Abstract P127 A high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men,...

2009-09-16 11:26:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037, extension 9771. (Logo:...

2009-06-24 13:13:56

U.S. scientists say a gene previously identified as causing gout can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissues. Johns Hopkins University researchers were part of an international team that surveyed the genomes of 12,000 individuals to find the genetic cause for gout. Now the Johns Hopkins scientists have shown the malfunctioning gene, ABCG2, can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that causes joint inflammation and pain -- the hallmark of the...

2009-06-19 09:18:07

Having partnered last year with an international team that surveyed the genomes of 12,000 individuals to find a genetic cause for gout, Johns Hopkins scientists now have shown that the malfunctioning gene they helped uncover can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissue, causing inflammation and pain "” the hallmark of this disease. The ABCG2 gene, they found, makes a protein that normally transports urate out of the kidney and into urine before the...

2009-06-13 13:40:26

Pharmaceutical companies are working on new medications for gout as experts say up to six million U.S. residents may have the disease. The New York Times said Saturday that a new gout medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration this year for the first time in more than four decades. Ardea Biosciences chief executive Barry Quart, whose San Diego company is attempting to create similar gout medications, said the extremely painful affliction has essentially become forgotten in...

2009-05-25 15:12:25

A U.S. urologist reports seeing an increase in young children with kidney stones -- something more often seen in middle-aged men. Dr. Gary Faerber of the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor says modern diet and lifestyle are probably at fault. I am seeing more and more children who have kidney stones, Faerber says in a statement. It's a real phenomenon. Family history of kidney stones is a significant risk factor, but Faerber says consuming sugar-filled drinks and fast-food...

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...

2009-05-05 08:00:00

New Study Published in the Journal of Rheumatology Examines Quality of Life and Disability in Treatment Failure Gout Patients EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) announced today the print publication of the Savient-supported longitudinal observational (non-interventional) study of patients with treatment failure gout (TFG). The objective of the study was to determine the baseline characteristics and natural history of the disease...

2009-05-04 07:10:00

High sodium diets, sedentary lifestyles and not drinking enough water are to blame. ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lisa Garnes received a call from her daughter's daycare saying that 3-year-old Emma was complaining of back pain, she never dreamt the cause would be a condition often associated with middle aged men: kidney stones. "They said that Emma was doubled over in pain and saying that her back hurt her," says Garnes. Garnes took her to the pediatrician, who...