View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
By State Requirement
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
THURSDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Use of any analgesic or aspirin correlates with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer, with the reduction significant only for use of any analgesic and serous ovarian cancer, according to a case-control study published in the September issue of ACTA Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.
Henriette B. Ammundsen, from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen, and colleagues examined the correlation between analgesic use and the risk of ovarian cancer, and whether the risk differed according to histological type. The study cohort included 756 women with epithelial ovarian cancer and 1,564 randomly selected control women, aged 35 to 79 years.
The researchers found a reduced risk of ovarian cancer to be associated with regular use of any analgesic or aspirin, but the reduction was not statistically significant. The risk of ovarian cancer was not decreased with regular use of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, paracetamol, or other analgesics. There was a statistically significant decrease in the risk of serous ovarian cancer, but not mucinous or other ovarian tumors, with use of any analgesic (odds ratio [OR], 0.72; 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 0.53 to 0.98) or aspirin (OR, 0.60; 95 percent CI, 0.36 to 1.00).
"In conclusion, the results of this case-control study indicate a possible protective effect of analgesic use in relation to development of ovarian cancer," the authors write. "Thus our results support findings from most previous studies."
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top