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Effects of aspirin on the gastrointestinal tract: Pros vs. cons (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Zhuoya Li
    • Zheng Wang
    • Baile Shen
    • Chen Chen
    • Xiaoyun Ding
    • Haojun Song
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  • Published online on: July 6, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11817
  • Pages: 2567-2578
  • Copyright: © Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Acetylsalicylic acid, also known as aspirin, is often used in clinical antipyretic, analgesic and antiplatelet therapy. Aspirin can cause numerous side effects in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, ranging from unpleasant GI symptoms without gastric mucosal lesions to ulcer bleeding and even death. However, recent studies have found that aspirin can significantly prevent GI tumors. Despite impressive advances in cancer research, screening and treatment options, GI tumors remain a leading cause of death worldwide. Prevention is a far better option than treatment for tumors. Therefore, the present review assesses the pros and cons of aspirin on the GI tract and, on this the basis, the appropriate dose of aspirin to protect it.

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Li Z, Wang Z, Shen B, Chen C, Ding X and Song H: Effects of aspirin on the gastrointestinal tract: Pros vs. cons (Review). Oncol Lett 20: 2567-2578, 2020
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Li, Z., Wang, Z., Shen, B., Chen, C., Ding, X., & Song, H. (2020). Effects of aspirin on the gastrointestinal tract: Pros vs. cons (Review). Oncology Letters, 20, 2567-2578. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11817
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Li, Z., Wang, Z., Shen, B., Chen, C., Ding, X., Song, H."Effects of aspirin on the gastrointestinal tract: Pros vs. cons (Review)". Oncology Letters 20.3 (2020): 2567-2578.
Chicago
Li, Z., Wang, Z., Shen, B., Chen, C., Ding, X., Song, H."Effects of aspirin on the gastrointestinal tract: Pros vs. cons (Review)". Oncology Letters 20, no. 3 (2020): 2567-2578. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11817