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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

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/154654
Source: The New England journal of medicine
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1800722

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