Aspirin before pancreatic surgery doesn't boost risk of blood loss

07/31/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Bleeding, transfusion and other complications were not linked to aspirin use leading up to pancreatic surgery, according to a study in the journal Surgery. "Despite many surgeons' fears that preoperative aspirin use increases bleeding, this study (among others in non-pancreatic surgery) shows that this apprehension appears unfounded," researchers concluded.

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