Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In their summary statements
of the evidence, Dr Straus and colleagues1 sometimes
failed to clarify the findings of single, groundbreaking randomized clinical
trials, which may be more important than meta-analyses of multiple smaller
studies. An example is their passing mention of the European Secondary Prevention
Study 2 (ESPS-2), the largest study of aspirin and dipyridamole in secondary
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