Time to rethink acute gout options?

Oral prednisolone is just as effective as an NSAID for the treatment of acute gout, a Hong Kong study has shown.

The trial, which randomised 400 people presenting to four EDs with acute gout to either oral prednisolone or indomethacin, found both reduced pain in equal measure for both therapies.

The drugs’ similar effects were apparent within the first two hours of