For this pilot study, 24 diabetic patients were recruited at two hospitals (The Rotunda Hospital and The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital). 12 patients were randomised to receive aspirin and 12 were controls (did not receive aspirin).
The aims of this study were to:
- determine patient participation rates, compliance with taking aspirin and perinatal outcomes.
- logistical issues relating to recruitment, data collection and procurement, transport and storage of serum samples will be tested in this pilot study.
- develop a multi-centre study in a large group of diabetic patients.