TITLE

Review: NSAIDS and COX-2 inhibitors may prevent colorectal cancer but increase gastrointestinal and cardiovascular harm

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study, conducted by A. Rostom and colleagues, which focuses on the effectiveness of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors in primary prevention of colorectal cancer. The researchers employed English language studies to evaluate the efficacy of NSAIDs and systematic reviews to assess the harms of these agents. They found that both NSAlDs and COX-2 inhibitors increase risk for cardiovascular harm.
ACCESSION #
25913654

 

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