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Should aspirin be used for primary prevention of thrombotic events in patients with membranous nephropathy?

By  Hofstra and Wetzels
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Patients with nephrotic syndrome are at increased risk of thrombosis. The risk of venous thrombosis is particularly high in patients with nephrotic syndrome due to primary membranous nephropathy. Recent data provide evidence that these patients also have a high absolute risk of arterial thrombotic events, which is associated with the degree of hypoalbuminemia. In this commentary we discuss whether prophylactic aspirin therapy might be indicated in this patient population.


Authors: Julia M. Hofstra and Jack F.M. Wetzels

Reference: Kidney International (2016) 89, 981–983; doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.01.019

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  • Language: English
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  • Content Type: Articles
  • Source: KI
  • Year: 2016
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