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Effect of Aspirin on Disability-free Survival in the Healthy Elderly

McNeil, John J.; Woods, Robyn L.; Nelson, Mark R.; Reid, Christopher M.; Kirpach, Brenda; Wolfe, Rory; Storey, Elsdon; Shah, Raj C.; Lockery, Jessica E.; Tonkin, Andrew M.; Newman, Anne B.; Williamson, Jeff D.; Margolis, Karen L.; Ernst, Michael E.; Abhayaratna, Walter P.; Stocks, Nigel; Fitzgerald, Sharyn M.; Orchard, Suzanne G.; Trevaks, Ruth E.; Beilin, Lawrence J; Donnan, Geoffrey A.; Gibbs, Peter; Johnston, Colin I.; Ryan, Joanne; Radziszewska, Barbara; Grimm, Richard; Murray, Anne M.


BACKGROUND Information on the use of aspirin to increase healthy independent life span in older persons is limited. Whether 5 years of daily low-dose aspirin therapy would extend disability-free life in healthy seniors is unclear. METHODS From 2010 through 2014, we enrolled community-dwelling persons in Australia and the United States who were 70 years of age or older (or ≥65 years of age among blacks and Hispanics in the United States) and did not have cardiovascular disease, dementia, or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The New England journal of medicine
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1800722
Access Rights: Open Access


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