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Clinical Trial 10544

Winter Park, FL 32789


Study Summary:

A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, phase 2 study to evaluate the effect of an investigational medication in joint damage in hyperuricemic subjects with early gout.


Qualified Participants Must:

• Have a history or presence of gout defined as having one or more of the following conditions of the American Rheumatism Association (ARA) preliminary criteria for the diagnosis of gout.

  • A tophus proven to contain urate crystals by chemical or polarized light microscopic means and/or
  • Characteristic urate crystals in the joint fluid and/or
  • History of at least 6 of the following clinical, laboratory and x-ray phenomena*:
    maximum inflammation developed within 1 day
    monoarticular arthritis
    redness observed over joints
    first metatarsophalangeal joint painful or swollen
    unilateral first metatarsophalangeal joint attack
    unilateral tarsal joint attack
    tophus (proven or suspected)
    hyperuricemia
    asymmetric swelling within a joint on x-ray
    sub-cortical cysts without erosions on x-ray
    joint fluid culture negative for organisms during attacks

• Have more than one flare criteria that has been excluded for the purpose of this study
• If male, be at least 18 years of age
• If female, be 45 years of age or older and be at least 2 years post-menopausal AND have a Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level ≥40IU/L OR
• If female and receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT), be ≥55 years of age (FSH level not required)
• Have hyperuricemia defined as sUA level ≥7.0 mg/dL at screening
• Have a history of (one) single acute gout flare located within right or left MTP, IP, ankle, MCP, PIP, or DIP joints prior to screening


Qualified Participants May Receive:

All study related medication and healthcare at no cost. Eligible participants will be compensated for their time and travel.


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