The NSAID dilemma: managing osteoarthritis in high-risk patients.

  title={The NSAID dilemma: managing osteoarthritis in high-risk patients.},
  author={Sanford H. Roth and Shane M. Anderson},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={39 3},
For decades, evidence-based data and reported experience have warned that the common chronic oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy for osteoarthritis (OA) in elderly patients is ultimately dangerous. Elderly patients with OA are at heightened risk for developing serious gastrointestional and cardiovascular adverse events, including gastrointestinal bleeding, myocardial infarction, and stroke. Prescribing NSAIDs, especially in an elderly population, continues to be discouraged… CONTINUE READING
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