Gout Study Information

This is a summary of discussions about gout study information. It helps you find archived gout studies and current gout research discussions.

GoutPal’s Gout Study Information

When gout study information helps with better gout guidelines, I update the gout website with these new gout facts. For significant new gout research, I might also write a new gout blog article.

Other research generates information that is ongoing, or insufficient evidence to improve guidelines. In these cases, we discuss the likely impact generally, or personally, on our gout.

Gout Symptoms And Causes Forum

How Bad Are Your Feet Tophi

These images are from a summary of a new case study about tophi in the left foot.

This ties in with a recent review of unusual tophi presentation (search for occupational gout)

The working title of my summary is How Bad Can Feet Tophi Get?

I think you’ll understand the title better once you see the images, but first the abstract.

Feet Tophi Case Report: Abstract


Multiarticular chronic tophaceous gout with severe and multiple ulcerations: a case report.
Falidas E, Rallis E, Bournia VK, Mathioulakis S, Pavlakis E, Villias C.
J Med Case Rep. 2011 Aug 19;5:397.

In my summary, I will use laymans terms to explain the medical terms and issues. Multiarticular means affecting many joints.

Gout Cures Forum

Clinical Research for Gout – San Antonio, TX

Radiant Research in Texas have announced a new gout investigational medicine research project.

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Details are few, but the researchers are looking for participants who experience occasional gout flares.

Qualified participants will receive all study related care and investigational medication at no charge and may be compensated up to $350 for time and travel.


Gout Pain Fix Driven By BS

Gout Cure BSMaybe it’s the gout pain in my wrist that’s making me tetchy.

Or maybe it’s the amount of BS I’m seeing today.

New gout research means hope for new gout therapies?

More like new gout research reaches new heights of BS.

Actually, the research I have seen, is probably of massive interest to those who need to understand how gout pain works. It’s just not relevant to us poor gout sufferers. We need better treatment using the therapies already available rather than wasting time and money on inflicting gout on mice.

Let me explain

Better Gout Treament Gout Cures Forum

Gout Pain Relief

Gout pain relief is the first stage of gout management. The second stage is treatment to reduce uric acid, but this can cause more pain and many people miss this vital treatment because they cannot tolerate the pain. Recent discoveries regarding gout pain have suggested an alternative approach that may well lead to a new, more effective form of gout pain relief.

Many people mistakenly believe that uric acid crystals, commonly described as needle-like, cause pain in the same way that sticking pins in your body will. If you’ve studied my U-D-R-P model of gout pain, you will know that it is actually your immune system reacting to the crystals that causes swelling and pain in a similar way to fighting a virus. And the pain doesn’t only arise when something triggers these uric acid crystals to form.

A few days after your immune system has attacked uric acid crystals, swelling and pain subside as the crystals become hidden by white blood cells. But you need to reduce uric acid levels to get rid of gout, and whether you do this by diet or by drugs like allopurinol, those gout crystals that were hidden will become visible as they dissolve. This is why most doctors subscribe gout pain relief drugs such as colchicine or other anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) at the same time as allopurinol. But many people simply cannot stomach these anti-inflammatory drugs and medical researchers are always on the look out for new approaches to gout pain relief.