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A Randomized Trial of Colchicine for Acute Pericarditis

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Source Name: New England Journal of Medicine


Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Roberto Cemin, Stefania Ferrua, Stefano Maggiolini, Federico Beqaraj, Daniela Demarie, Davide Forno, Silvia Ferro, Silvia Maestroni, Riccardo Belli, Rita Trinchero, David H. Spodick, and Yehuda Adler for the ICAP Investigators

240 patients with acute pericarditis randomized to either colchine or placebo in addition to standard NSAIDs.  The colchine group had reduced rate of incessant or recurrent pericarditis.  

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