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The epidemiology of osteonecrosis: findings from the GPRD and THIN databases in the UK.

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UNLABELLED: We conducted a case-control study to examine osteonecrosis (ON) incidence, patient characteristics, and selected potential risk factors using two health record databases in the UK. Statistically significant risk factors for ON included systemic corticosteroid use, hospitalization, referral or specialist visit, bone fracture, any cancer, osteoporosis, connective tissue disease, and osteoarthritis. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this case-control study was to examine the incidence of ...

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10.1007/s00198-009-1003-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Steinbuch, M More by this author
Stevenson, R More by this author
Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
569-577
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:a41214ea-b296-4ed3-b443-b89bf1506866
Source identifiers:
107814
Local pid:
pubs:107814

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