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New Gout Treatment. By Rheumatologist Dubai UAE

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The monoclonal antibody canakinumab (Ilaris) provided rapid pain relief in acute flares of gout in patients with difficult-to-treat disease, according to results of a randomized trial reported here.

In the month-long trial of 200 gout patients, 78% of those receiving the highest dose of canakinumab achieved 75% or more reduction in pain by 72 hours, and 96% had at least a 50% reduction in pain, according to Alexander So, MD, of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and colleagues.

In contrast, only 45% of those assigned to triamcinolone acetonide had a 75% reduction in gout pain by 72 hours and 61% had a 50% reduction, So reported during an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the British Society for Rheumatology

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