Table 2

Risk factors for aspirin and NSAID associated ulcer complications, in order of relative importance

Rank

Risk factor


1

Personal history of complicated ulcer disease

2

Concurrent use of more than one NSAID (including aspirin)

3

Use of high doses of NSAIDs

4

Concurrent use of an anticoagulant

5

Personal history of uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease

6

Age >70 years

7

Concurrent use of steroids


NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reproduced with permission from Elsevier [16].

Peura and Goldkind Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7(Suppl 4):S7-S13   doi:10.1186/ar1793