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Statin prescription in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and risk of exacerbations: a retrospective cohort study in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink

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Objective Observational studies have suggested a beneficial effect of taking statins on frequency of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. However, clinical trials of statins in people with COPD did not confirm those results. This study aimed to investigate this association using a methodological approach, which reduces the biases associated with some previous observational study designs.
Design Retrospective cohort study compar... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050757

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0946-742X
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
12
Article number:
e050757
Publication date:
2021-12-07
Acceptance date:
2021-11-08
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1207663
Local pid:
pubs:1207663
Deposit date:
2021-11-09

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