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2011-09-12 23:31:47

Long-term use of nonaspirin anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an increased risk of renal cell cancer (RCC), according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, in the United States, kidney cancer is the seventh leading type of cancer among men and the ninth leading type of cancer among women. The most common type of kidney cancer, renal cell cancer, accounts...

2011-09-12 14:48:55

The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding needs to be considered when determining the potential preventive benefits associated with low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the use of low-dose aspirin increases the risk for GI bleeding, with the risk being increased further with accompanying use of cardiovascular disease-preventing therapies, such as clopidogrel and anticoagulants. In patients who took...

NSAIDs Linked To Risk Of Miscarriage
2011-09-07 05:02:45

  A new study reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reports that any dosage of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy may cause a woman to miscarry. Drugs included in the grouping include, naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and celecoxib, these are reported as the most common drugs used during pregnancy. According to the study the researchers looked at 4,705 spontaneous abortions up to the 20th week of gestation, 352 (7.5%) took...

2011-09-06 22:06:06

The risk of miscarriage is 2.4 times greater for women who took any type and dosage of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110454.pdf. Nonaspirin NSAIDs are a class of drugs that include naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and celecoxib, and are one of the most common medications used during pregnancy. However, there are...

2011-09-01 17:07:18

Stomach acid supressing drugs appear to cause damage to the small intestine Patients often take drugs to lower stomach acid and reduce the chances they will develop ulcers from taking their anti-inflammatory drugs for conditions such as arthritis, but the combination may be causing major problems for their small intestines, McMaster researchers have found. A team from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute has found those stomach acid-reducing drugs, known as proton...

2011-08-12 12:12:17

Published online on Aug. 7, 2011, the journal Nature Medicine reports that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen reduce the severity of postpartum breast cancers in animal models. "We caution patients and providers that because a mother's body is undergoing radical changes during this time, we can't yet speak to the safety of these drugs for women diagnosed with or at risk for postpartum breast cancer, and thus can't yet recommend NSAIDs as a preventative therapy or cancer...

2011-07-20 16:04:00

Boxed warning says daily aspirin doses above 100 milligrams decrease effectiveness SILVER SPRING, Md., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the blood-thinning drug Brilinta (ticagrelor) to reduce cardiovascular death and heart attack in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) ACS includes a group of symptoms for any condition, such as unstable angina or heart...

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2011-07-20 13:40:00

A new study has found that if heart disease patients stop taking aspirin it could raise their heart attack risk, reports BBC News. Researchers said that users stop taking aspirin against medical advice, which puts them at a 60 percent greater risk of a non-fatal heart attack. The findings come from a U.K. database of about 40,000 patients who had been prescribed the drug by their doctor. For the 1,000 patients that took part in the study, there were about four extra cases of non-fatal...

2011-07-13 13:32:46

According to new study in the American Journal of Medicine A study published in the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine, reports that among hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease, chronic self-reported use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an increased risk of adverse events during long-term follow-up. Long-term NSAIDs use is common for treatment of chronic pain. Researchers from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of...


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