Erratum: Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events. A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing patients with and without diabetes (Diabetes Care (2009) 32 (2300-2306) DOI: 10.2337/dc09-1297)

Andrew D. Calvin, Niti R. Aggarwal, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Qian Shi, Mohamed B. Elamin, Jeffrey B. Geske, M. Merce Fernandez-Balsells, Felipe N. Albuquerque, Julianna F. Lampropulos, Patricia J. Erwin, Steven A. Smith, Victor M. Montori

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In the article cited above, Fig. 2 should have shown the pooled relative risks and 95%CI for the effect of aspirin versus control on death, myocardial infarction, and ischemic stroke, respectively, stratified by diabetes status of the trial participants. The published version of the manuscript incorrectly labeled the plots. In verifying every data point on the figure, the authors found discrepancies on the values reported for the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS), particularly in the denominators used, which should have reported 1,856 patients with diabetes allocated to aspirin and 1,855 participants without diabetes allocated to placebo. The authors are grateful to the colleagues who noted this discrepancy and brought it to their attention and for the opportunity, almost a decade later, to correct the published record. The corrected Fig. 2 (3 panels) and the corrected legend are published below. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1321-1322
Number of pages2
JournalDiabetes care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018


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  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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