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Letters Aspirin and diabetes

Time to rethink aspirin in diabetes?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 23 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5588
  1. Soon H Song, consultant diabetologist1,
  2. Trevor A Gray, consultant chemical pathologist1,
  3. Solomon Tesfaye, consultant diabetologist2
  1. 1Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU
  2. 2Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF
  1. soon_song{at}

    De Berardis and colleagues’ meta-analysis adds to the growing uncertainty about the role of aspirin in preventing cardiovascular disease in diabetes.1

    Despite lack of definitive randomised controlled trial evidence, various guidelines advocate routine use of aspirin on the assumption that diabetic subjects without vascular disease will experience the same clinically …

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