Tag Archives: NSAIDs

Cardiovascular risk of NSAIDs: Time to translate knowledge into practice

Clinical use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) carries cardiovascular risk, which acquires implications for public health against the backdrop of rising chronic disease rates in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). New evidence from an international study conducted by Patricia McGettigan and David Henry and published this week in PLOS Medicine [1] sheds light on how emerging evidence about NSAID risk is poorly translated into practice and sales in countries around the world, raising questions about the use and promotion of potentially harmful drugs…

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Chronic kidney disease underdiagnosed in patients with type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is significantly underdiagnosed in the population with type 2 diabetes, say investigators who conducted a recent multi-site observational cross-sectional study. This is an especially important finding for Indian physicians and patients, since the International Diabetes… 

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Study finds no increased risk of miscarriage with NSAID use

Women of child-bearing age commonly take over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for occasional aches and pains. They are also the most common medications women take during the first trimester of pregnancy. In a recent study, women who used common nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) in early pregnancy were not found… 

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NSAID use may be associated with decreased risk of skin cancer

A meta-analysis has found that the use of NSAIDs—including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen—was associated with a decreased risk of skin cancer. “This study is interesting, but a concern of long-term use of NSAIDs includes renal and gastric complications.” -Saumen Chaudhuri, MD, medical officer, State Public Health Services, South Dinajpur Hospital,… 

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