Clopidogrel versus low-dose aspirin as risk factors for epistaxis.

  title={Clopidogrel versus low-dose aspirin as risk factors for epistaxis.},
  author={James W Rainsbury and N. C. Molony},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery},
  volume={34 3},
OBJECTIVES To quantify the relative risk of epistaxis for patients taking low-dose aspirin or clopidogrel compared to patients taking neither drug. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Primary care. PARTICIPANTS 10,241 patients from three GP practices in the West Midlands. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Epistaxis resulting in presentation to the GP, attendance at Accident & Emergency, or referral to ENT outpatients. RESULTS There was a significant difference in the proportion of patients with… CONTINUE READING

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