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Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the body, and is associated with a broad range of conditions including heart disease, chronic kidney disease and additional risk factors like obesity and high blood pressure. Hyperuricemia, which is defined as an elevation in serum urate levels, develops into gout when urate crystals form from supersaturated body fluids and settle in joints and other organs.
People with gout may also have a higher incidence of other conditions that may be associated with hyperuricemia, gout or both. This is supported by a growing body of research demonstrating that serum urate levels are an independent predictive factor for cardiovascular disease when the effects of other risk factors have been controlled.
This study will explore the cardiovascular safety of febuxostat to determine whether the use of febuxostat is associated with a moderate increase in the risk of serious adverse cardiovascular outcomes as compared to allopurinol.
Participation will last a maximum of 5 years and will include 15 to 20 visits to the study center.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:40-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine the long-term safety of febuxostat compared to allopurinol in reducing serum urate levels in subjects with gout.
Febuxostat is a potent, nonpurine, selective inhibitor of Xanthine oxidase that exhibits antihyperuricemic activity by reducing the formation of uric acid. The investigators conducted an i...
Comparison of the effects of Febuxostat and Allopurinol on Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) after 36 weeks of treatment.
This trial will compare two effective therapies, allopurinol and febuxostat, to lower serum uric acid and therefore prevent further gout attaches. These therapies have never been compared ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of febuxostat versus allopurinol in subjects with gout.
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