Corticosteroid or Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs for the Treatment of Acute Gout: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

@article{Billy2018CorticosteroidON,
  title={Corticosteroid or Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs for the Treatment of Acute Gout: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={C Billy and Ricky Tanujaya Lim and Marinella Ruospo and Suetonia C. Palmer and Giovanni F M Strippoli},
  journal={The Journal of Rheumatology},
  year={2018},
  volume={45},
  pages={128 - 136}
}
Objective. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) are used as first-line agents to treat acute gout. Recent trials suggest a possible first-line role for corticosteroids. Methods. We conducted a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) evaluating corticosteroid versus NSAID therapy (nonselective and selective) as treatment for acute gout. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were systematically searched through August 2016. Outcomes included pain, bleeding, joint swelling, erythema… 

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