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Title: Acute gout: Oral steroids work as well as NSAIDs
Author: Prasad, Shailendra; Ewigman, Bernard; Hickner, John
Keywords: ulcer disease
renal function
colchicine
Date: 2008-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 57(10) 2008: 655-657.
Abstract: Use a short course of oral steroids (prednisone 30-40mg/d for 5 days) for treatment of acute gout when nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are contraindicated. Steroids are also a reasonable choice as first-line treatment. Strength of recommendatio B: 2 good-quality, randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5421

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