Long term NSAIDs are associated with lower colorectal cancer risk, study shows

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Taking low dose aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) continuously in the long term is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, a Danish case-control study has shown.

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analysed data on drug use, comorbid conditions, and history of colonoscopy from Danish prescription and patient registries.

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Common painkillers and kidney failure in children

Journal of Pediatrics

Date published: 28/01/2013 17:18

Summary by: Angela Bennett

A retrospective chart review, being published in the Journal of Paediatrics reports on the number of children diagnosed with acute kidney injury caused by NSAIDs in one U.S hospital over an 11 and a half year span.

Out of 1015 children that presented with acute kidney injury, 27 were identified to have NSAID-associated acute kidney injury (2.7%). Seventy-eight percent of the 27 patients had been using NSAIDs for less than 7 days. None of the patients died or developed permanent kidney failure, but 30% of the children had evidence of mild chronic kidney damage persisting after recovery from the episode of acute kidney injury.