Are glucocorticoids equivalent to NSAIDs for the treatment of gout flares?


NSAIDs are the current mainstay of treatment for gout flares, despite being associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular events. Janssens et al. conducted a randomized, double-blind, equivalence clinical trial to determine whether the glucocorticoid prednisolone can be used as an alternative to NSAIDs in this setting… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncprheum0962


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