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Pericarditis Summary

Description: Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM from various origins, such as infection, neoplasm, autoimmune process, injuries, or drug-induced. Pericarditis usually leads to PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, or CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS.

Also Known As: Pleuropericarditis

Networked: 1516 relevant articles (107 outcomes, 100 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pericarditis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Colchicine : 38 outcomes 37 studies in 135 results : FDA 13 Generic
  2. Indomethacin (Indometacin) : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 19 results : FDA 56 Generic
  3. Prednisone (Sone) : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 24 results : FDA 119 Generic
  4. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 6 outcomes 1 study in 40 results : IBA
  5. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 51 results : IBA
  6. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 22 results : FDA 80 Generic
  7. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 16 results : IBA
  8. Triamcinolone (Aristocort) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 8 results : FDA 27
  9. Steroids : 3 outcomes in 24 results : IBA
  10. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 3 outcomes in 12 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pericarditis

  1. Pleurisy (Pleuritis)
  2. Cardiac Tamponade
  3. Tuberculosis (Tuberculoses)
  4. Familial Mediterranean Fever (Periodic Disease)
  5. Pericardial Effusion
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Key Therapies for Pericarditis

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  1. Pericardiectomy : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 148 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 41 results
  3. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 60 results
  4. Catheters : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 29 results
  5. Thoracotomy : 1 outcome 2 studies in 13 results
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