Low-dose aspirin and upper gastrointestinal damage: epidemiology, prevention and treatment.

@article{Lanas2007LowdoseAA,
  title={Low-dose aspirin and upper gastrointestinal damage: epidemiology, prevention and treatment.},
  author={A. Iriarte Lanas and James M. Scheiman},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={163-73}
}
BACKGROUND Low-dose aspirin (75-325 mg/day) is widely used for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, due to its action on cyclo-oxygenase (COX), aspirin is associated with upper gastrointestinal (GI) side effects including ulcers and bleeding. SCOPE This was a comprehensive review of the literature available on the side effects associated with low-dose aspirin, together with the available treatment and prevention options, which was based on the authors' expertise in the field and… CONTINUE READING
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