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Public health impact of adverse bone effects of oral corticosteroids.

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AIMS: The objective of this study was to estimate the number of fractures attributed to oral corticosteroid use. METHODS: Information was obtained from the General Practice Research Database which contains medical records of general practitioners in the UK. The total number of corticosteroid-related fractures during a course of treatment was estimated using the formula for attributable risk among the exposed. RESULTS: A total of 244 235 patients was prescribed an oral corticosteroid. The rat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of clinical pharmacology
Volume:
51
Issue:
6
Pages:
601-607
Publication date:
2001-06-01
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EISSN:
1365-2125
ISSN:
0306-5251
Source identifiers:
125774

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