Recently, aspirin has been found to be associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and other newly found health benefits. However, it produces allergy-like and toxic effects in many individuals. Beneficial and Toxic Effects of Aspirin reviews in a single volume the benefits of aspirin and its adverse effects. A panel of experts has been gathered to contribute to this work, providing a balanced view of multiple topics. Contributors to this volume include outstanding allergists who describe bronchial and skin sensitivity to aspirin as well as prevention and treatment. Other experts cover:
Beneficial Effects: History, Uses, Labeling, and Poison Prevention Packaging (B. Bhooshan). Prostaglandins, Other Lipid Mediators, and the Mechanism of Action of Aspirin (A.K. Myers and P.W. Ramwell). Risk: Aspirin Toxicity (S.E. Feinman). Aspirin and Gastrointestinal Toxicity (S.E. Feinman). Aspirin Sensitivity in the Respiratory System (D.D. Stevenson). Aspirin-Related Urticaria and Angioedema (E.J. Bardana, Jr. and A. Montanaro). Benefit-Risk Assessment: The Role of Aspirin in Chemoprevention of Cancer and Its Effect on Mutagenicity (S.E. Feinman). Effects of Aspirin on Female Reproductive Function and on In Utero Development (I. Hertz-Picciotto). Biochemical Manifestations of Reye Syndrome: The Role of Aspirin (L.E. Kilpatrick). Aspirin and the Elderly: Therapeutic Implications (J. Karsh). Veterinary Use and Misuse (T.R.B. Barr). Summary and Conclusions.