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Risk of fractures in patients with multiple sclerosis: record-linkage study.

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BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have been reported to be at higher risk of fracture than other people. We sought to test this hypothesis in a large database of hospital admissions in England. METHODS: We analysed a database of linked statistical records of hospital admissions and death certificates for the whole of England (1999-2010). Rate ratios for fractures were determined, comparing fracture rates in a cohort of all people in England admitted with MS and rates in a com...

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10.1186/1471-2377-12-135

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Population Health
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National Institute for Health Research
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BioMed Central
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12
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1
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135
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1471-2377
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1471-2377
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2013-11-17

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