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Use of statins and risk of fractures.

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CONTEXT: Previous studies have reported lower fracture risks in patients taking 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins). OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk of fracture among statin users. DESIGN: Case-control study of data from the General Practice Research Database (GPRD). SETTING: A total of 683 general clinical practices in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS: Cases were 81 880 patients aged 50 years or older who had a fracture of the vertebrae, clavicle, humerus, radius/...

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10.1001/jama.285.14.1850

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de Vries, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
JAMA
Volume:
285
Issue:
14
Pages:
1850-1855
Publication date:
2001-04-05
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EISSN:
1538-3598
ISSN:
0098-7484
URN:
uuid:39b244bb-86ce-4c63-864e-b5b0d3fd9fb2
Source identifiers:
125640
Local pid:
pubs:125640

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