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domingo, 1 de septiembre de 2013

Colchicina en pericarditis aguda

Medpage Today
Published: Sep 1, 2013 | Updated: Sep 1, 2013
By Ed Susman , Contributing Writer, MedPage Today
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, 
University of California, San Francisco
"Action Points:
  • The anti-inflammatory agent colchicine, used mostly in the treatment of gout, appears to be effective for treating acute pericarditis and in preventing recurrences of the condition, a study found.
  • Note that treatment with colchicine also did not result in a significant increase in adverse events compared with placebo."
Primary source: New England Journal of Medicine. 
Source reference: Imazio et al, "A Randomized trial of colchicine for acute pericarditis" NEJM2013.