Gout

Gout

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Gout Disease

Gout is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness, and tenderness in joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. Gout — a complex form of arthritis — can affect anyone. Men are more likely to get out, but women become increasingly susceptible to gout after menopause. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the sheet on it may seem intolerable. Fortunately, gout is treatable, and there are ways to reduce the risk that gout will recur. The signs and symptoms of gout almost always occur suddenly — often at night — and without warning. They include:

  • Intense joint pain. Gout usually affects the large joint of your big toe, but it can occur in your feet, ankles, knees, hands, and wrists. The pain is likely to be most severe within the first four to 12 hours after it begins.
  • Lingering discomfort. After the most severe pain subsides, some joint discomfort may last from a few days to a few weeks. Later attacks are likely to last longer and affect more joints.
  • Inflammation and redness. The affected joint or joints become swollen, tender, warm and red.
  • Limited range of motion. Decreased joint mobility may occur as gout progresses.

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The Study

  • Doctors at Clinical Research Associates of Tidewater are accepting participants for an Investigational Gout Disease Clinical Research Study. If you are a man 50 years and older or a woman 55 years and older, you may be eligible to participate.

 

Qualified Participants:

  • Men 50 years of age or older
  • Women 55 years of age or older
  • History of major cardiovascular disease (includes stroke, blocked arteries, diabetes)

 

If Qualified and you participate you will receive:

  • Qualified participants will receive all study-related medical exams, lab tests, and investigational medications at no cost, and compensation is available for your time and travel.

Take the next step, call us at (757) 627-6798 and ask for the Asthma enrollment team, better yet, fill out the brief form below, and we will call you!