Gout is severe attacks of pain, redness, and tenderness in joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.
Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It is caused by uric acid in the blood that deposit as crystals in the joints and triggers the body’s inflammatory immune response. Men are more likely to get gout, 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.
Since gout is a type of arthritis, the inflammation it creates, can result in blood clots that can cause a heart attack or even a stroke.
Fortunately, gout is treatable, and there are ways to reduce the risk that gout will recur.
Albuquerque Clinical Trials is conducting a research study to evaluate an investigational medication in the treatment of gout. Qualified participants will receive all study medication and study-related care from a dedicated team of medical staff at no cost. Health insurance is not required to participate. Compensation for time and travel is available.
If you would like more information or to see if you qualify, sign up for this study on our PARTICIPANT SIGN UP FORM and a member of our team will contact you.