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Aspirin for vascular dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2000
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
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18 tweeters
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Citations

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Title
Aspirin for vascular dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2000
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001296
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gianetta Rands, Martin Orrell

Abstract

For patients with a diagnosis of vascular dementia there is evidence that aspirin is widely prescribed - in one study, completed by geriatricians and psychiatrists in the UK, 80% of patients with cognitive impairment (with vascular risk factors) were prescribed aspirin. However, a number of queries remain unanswered: Is there convincing evidence that aspirin benefits patients with vascular dementia? Does aspirin affect cognition or improve prognosis? In addition, does the risk of cerebral or gastric haemorrhage outweigh any benefit? To assess the evidence of effectiveness of the use of aspirin for vascular dementia. Computerized databases were searched independently by two reviewers. In addition, relevant websites were searched and some journals were handsearched. Specialists in the field were approached for unpublished material and any publications found were searched for additional references. The most recent search for trials was carried out in February 2000. All randomized controlled trials investigating the effect of aspirin for vascular dementia are included. Inclusion/exclusion of studies comprised systematic assessment of the quality of study design and the risk of bias. Data were extracted independently by both reviewers, using a previously tested data extraction form and, where required, authors were contacted for data not provided in the papers. The aim is to evaluate data recorded via tools assessing cognitive and behavioural changes along with mortality, morbidity and institutionalization data. No trials are eligible for inclusion in this review. There is no evidence that aspirin is effective in treating patients with a diagnosis of vascular dementia. Further research is needed to assess the effect of aspirin on cognition, and on other outcomes such as behaviour, and quality of life. At present there is no evidence relating to other queries about the use of aspirin for dementia (these are described in the Background section of this review). The most recent search for references to relevant research was carried out in February 2000, but no new evidence was found.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 111 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 17%
Student > Master 17 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 13%
Researcher 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 21 18%
Unknown 23 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 27%
Psychology 15 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 31 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 August 2020.
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#1,021,098
of 16,975,484 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,715
of 11,600 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,911
of 270,125 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#27
of 116 outputs
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