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Fracture risk with intermittent high-dose oral glucocorticoid therapy.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk of fracture in patients receiving intermittent therapy with high-dose oral glucocorticoids (GCs). METHODS: The study group comprised 191,752 patients from the UK General Practice Database who were 40 years of age and older and received therapy with GCs. The followup time period was divided into the categories of "current" and "no exposure." The daily dose and cumulative dose for each time period were determined. Relative risks were estimated using Cox proportio...

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10.1002/art.22294

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De Vries, F More by this author
Leufkens, HG More by this author
Lammers, JW More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism
Volume:
56
Issue:
1
Pages:
208-214
Publication date:
2007-01-05
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
URN:
uuid:ca749756-4d04-4d19-a7c0-da7d96bda5c1
Source identifiers:
126241
Local pid:
pubs:126241

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