Tag Archives: antiplatelet therapy

Meta-analyses: Aspirin’s utility in chronic kidney disease isn’t clear

An increase in the risk of bleeding may nullify the benefits of antiplatelet therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a pair of meta-analyses. The evidence from clinical trials included in the meta-analyses is of low quality, the authors reported, with numerous limitations. “Bleeding hazards and lack… 

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Early assessment by CT/CT angiography helps predict recurrent stroke after TIA and minor stroke

CT/CT angiography can be a helpful diagnostic tool in predicting which patients who have experienced transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke are at highest risk of recurrent stroke, especially within the first 48 hours, according to a recent study by Canadian investigators. Key Point: CT/CTA is a practical solution… 

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