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Review: antiplatelet agents (particularly aspirin) reduce the incidence of pre-eclampsia in women at risk
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 Q In pregnant women at risk, is prophylactic use of antiplatelet agents (such as aspirin and dipyridamole) effective for preventing or delaying the development of pre-eclampsia as well as other related maternal and child outcomes?

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the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group trials register (September 2003), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2003), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1994–2003), and congress proceedings of the International and European Societies for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (up to 2002).

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared any antiplatelet agent (such as low dose aspirin or dipyridamole) with a control condition comprising placebo or no antiplatelet agent in pregnant women considered to be at risk of developing pre-eclampsia. Exclusion criteria included comparisons of 1 antiplatelet agent with another, and of antiplatelets with other interventions. Study quality was assessed …

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