Horizon - MIRROR

The overall objective of this study is to assess if pegloticase (KRYSTEXXA®) is more effective when given with Methotrexate, or when given alone to patients with uncontrolled gout.

Horizon - MIRROR

Patient Benefits

Patients who screen and then enroll in the study will receive:

  • Study drug (active, comparator or placebo), lab work, visits are included at no cost.
  • Patients will be reimbursed $90.00 per completed study visit for transport costs with a maximum benefit of $3,500 for the course of the study.

Study Duration

Study Duration for Patients

The total study duration is approximately 84-weeks which consists of approximately 36 visits during the course of the study.

Study Location

60 Remick Blvd.
Springboro, OH 45066

How does it work?

Study Design

For this study, subjects will come into the office bi-weekly for infusions of pegloticase (KRYSTEXXA®). Some of those subjects will also be receiving a dose of Methotrexate (MTX), and some will receive a dose of placebo.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does “double-blind” mean?
    • “Double-blind” means that you will not know if you are receiving the study drug or placebo, and the doctor will also not know if you are on study drug or placebo. Only the study sponsor will know.
  • If there is a placebo, does that mean there is a chance I won’t be receiving any medication for my gout?
    • In this study, no.  All subjects will be receiving doses of KRYSTEXXA®, but only some of the subjects will be receiving the additional Methotrexate.
  • Will I get paid to be on the study?
    • No, however all subjects will receive a $90 travel stipend per completed study visit, to cover any service fares, gas, and/or common wear and tear to vehicles.
  • If I change my mind after starting the study, do I have to complete every visit?
    • You participation in the study is completely voluntary. At any point in time, if you wish to withdrawl your consent you can.  We will schedule you for safety monitoring visits, but you will no longer receive study drug.
  • How can I find out if my insurance is accepted?
    • All study related activities are completed free of charge, so insurance is not required!

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Study Investigator

Dr. Chacko Alappatt, M.D.
Dr. Chacko Alappatt, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Alappatt is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and spent his residency at Indiana University. He operates and serves as Medical Director for the Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center of Southwest Ohio, an adult rheumatology group. Dr. Alappatt began his clinical research experience in 2007. He is passionate about his work as a research investigator and in providing exceptional care for his patients.