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OBJECTIVE To assess if use of psychotropic drugs is associated with an increased risk of admission for heat-related pathologies during a heat wave period. METHOD We conducted a matched case-control study. Cases were defined as subjects admitted to an emergency department for heat-related pathology (hyperthermia or heat stroke) over the August 2003 heat(More)
BACKGROUND While the factors for poor adherence for treatment with statins have been highlighted, the impact of their combination on adherence is not clear. AIMS To estimate adherence for statins and whether it differs according to the number of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS A cohort study was conducted using data from the main French national(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the association between death of older people and use of psychotropic drugs before and during the Western European August 2003 heatwave. METHOD A retrospective population-based case-control study was conducted using the French social security insurance national database. Exposure to psychotropic drugs in cases aged(More)
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