June 10, 2009

Aspirin in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular disease: collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials.

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Nephrologists often see patients at elevated vascular risk and may consider using aspirin for primary or secondary prophylaxis. This meta-analysis confirms the known benefit of aspirin for secondary prophylaxis, but raises some questions as to the balance of risks and benefits for primary prophylaxis in the general population.

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    I think with this type of informed consent, renal patients would pick primary prophylaxis with ASA.
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    In the renal patients, given the significantly elevated risk of vascular events, likely important to counsel our patients about potential sequelae of vascular events vs GI bleed. I suspect with this type of informed consent, most renal patients would choose primary prophylaxis with ASA.