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Colchicine for pericarditis

Alabed, S., Cabello, J. B., Irving, G. J., Qintar, M. and Burls, A. (2014). Colchicine for pericarditis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 8, CD010652 - ?. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010652.pub2

Abstract

Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardium, the membranous sac surrounding the heart. Recurrent pericarditis is the most common complication of acute pericarditis, causing severe and disabling chest pains. Recurrent pericarditis affects one in three patients with acute pericarditis within the first 18 months. Colchicine has been suggested to be beneficial in preventing recurrent pericarditis.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 8. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4043
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