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GOUT, med. jur. contracts. An inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints.
     2. In cases of insurance on lives, when there is warranty of health, it seems that a man subject to the gout, is a life capable of being, insured, if he has no sickness at the time to make it an unequal contract. 2 Park, Ins. 583.

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Improved health-related quality of life and physical function in patients with refractory chronic gout following treatment with pegloticase: evidence from phase III randomized controlled trials.
This can be achieved, and the benefit can be dramatic for the chronic gout patient, and practice-changing for his/her physicians.
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East Brunswick NJ) won approval for its drug for treating adult patients with a type of chronic gout that doesn't respond well to conventional therapy.
Chronic gout leads to long-term crystal deposition, usually in cooler body sites around joints and cartilage; the accumulation of these crystals results in pathognomonic tophi, or chalky deposits.
His overweight condition was worsened by a love of fine wines which caused chronic gout and endless pain.
Episodes sometimes become more frequent and prolonged, resulting in a chronic gout condition.
So we find colchicine is beginning to take a back seat in the management both of acute and chronic gout.
Well into the Middle Ages there were frequent references to the use of colchicum to treat both acute and chronic gout.
Sales of Therapies to Treat Chronic Gout Will Double from $500 Million in 2011 to More Than $1 Billion in 2021, According to Findings from Decision Resources
NSAIDs and Colchicines are expected to attract large investment due to their increasing adoption and success rate in treating acute as well as chronic gout disease.

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