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Are inhaled corticosteroids associated with an increased risk of fracture in children?

Abstract:

Inhaled corticosteroids are widely used in the long-term management of asthma in children. Data on the relationship between inhaled corticosteroid therapy and osteoporotic fracture are inconsistent. We address this issue in a large population-based cohort of children aged 4-17 years in the UK (the General Practice Research Database). The incidence rates of fracture among children aged 4-17 years taking inhaled corticosteroids (n=97,387), taking bronchodilators only (n=70 984) and a reference ...

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10.1007/s00198-004-1606-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
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:
15
Issue:
10
Pages:
785-791
Publication date:
2004-10-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:fabfc8d5-641f-4d33-9521-c72e592a5792
Source identifiers:
126029
Local pid:
pubs:126029

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