Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Michael Schlesinger

  • Research Article
    Pilot Studies of Cherry Juice Concentrate for Gout Flare Prophylaxis
    Author(s): Naomi Schlesinger, Ruth Rabinowitz and Michael SchlesingerNaomi Schlesinger, Ruth Rabinowitz and Michael Schlesinger

    The management of gout involves treating pain and inflammation associated with acute flares and lowering the uric acid pool. A challenge associated with the successful management of gout is an increased risk of acute flares after initiation of urate-lowering therapy (ULT). Prophylactic anti-inflammatory therapy is recommended to prevent flares and foster compliance with urate lowering therapy. The aim of our studies was to assess whether use of cherry juice concentrate is useful for gout flare prophylaxis. We report the results of three studies using cherry juice concentrate for gout prophylaxis. The first is a randomized controlled study comparing the use of cherry juice concentrate versus pomegranate juice concentrate for flare prophylaxis. The second is a retrospective study evaluating flare prophylaxis when cherry juice concentrate was taken over a 4 month period or longer.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000101

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