Lay Summaries

Is Aspirin “Surgery Safe?”

Smilowitz, et al. 2016: Perioperative antiplatelet therapy and cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing joint and spine surgery

Could Aspirin Fight Depression?

Bhatt et al 2016: Beneficial effect of aspirin against interferon a-2b induced depressive behavior in Sprague Dawley rats

Aspirin vs. Ovarian Cancer – There May be a Preventive Effect

Huang et al, 2016: Antitumor and anti angiogenic effects of aspirin PC in ovarian cancer

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding – A lesser-known Risk

Chan et al. 2016: Risks of bleeding recurrence and cardiovascular events with continued aspirin use after lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Does Aspirin Prescribing Prevent Hospitalizations for Stroke?

Liu Z. et al. 2016: Using Large‐Scale Linkage Data to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a National Educational Program on Antithrombotic Prescribing and Associated Stroke Prevention in Primary Care

How Dangerous is GI Bleeding?

Elwood et al. 2016: How many deaths does aspirin cause? A systematic review and meta- analysis.

Can Aspirin Prevent Cancer in Elderly Women?

Vaughan L.E., Et. al., September 2016: Aspirin use and the incidence of breast, colon, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers in elderly women in the Iowa Women’s Health Study.