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Local ice therapy during bouts of acute gouty arthritis.

  title={Local ice therapy during bouts of acute gouty arthritis.},
  author={Naomi Schlesinger and Michelle A. Detry and Bart K. Holland and Daniel G. Baker and Anna Beutler and Marina Rull and B I Hoffman and H. Ralph Schumacher},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={29 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of local application of ice on duration and severity of acute gouty arthritis. METHODS Nineteen patients with acute gout were enrolled and randomized into 2 groups. Group A (n = 10) received topical ice therapy, oral prednisone 30 mg PO tapered to 0 over 6 days and colchicine 0.6 mg/day. Group B was the control group (n = 9), given the same regimen but without the ice therapy. The patients were followed for one week. RESULTS The mean reduction in pain for… 

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