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Use of cyclical etidronate and prevention of non-vertebral fractures.

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This study examined the effects of cyclical etidronate, when used in routine clinical practice, on the prevention of fracture. Information was obtained from 550 general practices in the UK that provide their medical records to the General Practice Research Database. A total of 7977 patients taking cyclical etidronate treatment and 7977 age-, sex- and practice-matched control patients with a diagnosis of osteoporosis were analysed. People taking cyclical etidronate had a significantly reduced ...

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van Staa, TP More by this author
Abenhaim, L More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
British journal of rheumatology
Volume:
37
Issue:
1
Pages:
87-94
Publication date:
1998-01-05
ISSN:
0263-7103
URN:
uuid:33d869a2-8112-4776-ba0b-420d8fccec03
Source identifiers:
126003
Local pid:
pubs:126003

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