Clinical perspectives of anti-inflammatory therapy in the elderly: the lipoxigenase (LOX)/cycloxigenase (COX) inhibition concept.

@article{Gaddi2004ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical perspectives of anti-inflammatory therapy in the elderly: the lipoxigenase (LOX)/cycloxigenase (COX) inhibition concept.},
  author={Antonio Gaddi and Arrigo F. G. Cicero and Egidio J Pedro},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          201-12
        }
}
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the categories of drugs most frequently used by elderly people, and maybe the most self-prescribed drugs. Both coronary events, and stroke, can be prevented by daily aspirin assumption. Other NSAIDs, except selective COX-2 inhibitors (coxibs), seem to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events, but a definitive judgement is yet impossible. Moreover, these drugs cause more than 100,000 serious gastric adverse events each year in the US… CONTINUE READING
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