Determination of Plasma Salicylic Acid Levels to Assess Compliance to Acetylsalicylic Acid Therapy

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Š. Alušík, V. Jedličková, Z. Paluch, and M. Lejsková

Department of Internal Medicine I., Thomayer University Hospital and Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Prague


The compliance of patients receiving long-term acetylsalicylic acid therapy was tested by determining plasma levels of salicylic acid by HPLC. The same determination was performed in a control group of untreated patients. Almost 20 % of the examined patients were not using the prescribed therapy.


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