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Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare but life-threatening mucocutaneous diseases. SJS/TEN mostly manifest as a reaction to new drug use, but little is known about their incidence and epidemiology. We conducted a large observational study on the epidemiology of SJS/TEN using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice(More)
EXP921, 5,5-bis(4-pyridinylmethyl)-5H-cyclopenta[2,1-b:3,4-b']-dipyridine, was a potential drug candidate for the improvement of cognitive performance in patients with Alzheimer's-type dementia. It has been shown to improve cognitive performance in rodent and primate models of learning and memory. To characterize the disposition of EXP921, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Preclinical evidence suggests that increased cholesterol levels might be involved in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis of the hand (HOA), but evidence from observational studies remains scarce. We aimed to analyse the association between hyperlipidaemia and incident HOA. DESIGN We conducted a matched (1:1) case-control study using the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the validity of recorded diagnoses of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). METHODS We identified patients with a diagnosis of SJS or TEN between 1995 and 2013 in the CPRD. We reviewed information from patient records, free text, and hospital episode(More)
OBJECTIVE Older antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are known to cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN). However, evidence for newer AED is sparse. We quantified risks of SJS/TEN in association with use of all AEDs in the United Kingdom. METHODS In a matched case-control study of 480 previously validated SJS/TEN cases (1995-2013)(More)
OBJECTIVES Emerging evidence suggests that diabetes may be a risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA). However, previous results on the association between diabetes and all OA were conflicting. We aimed to comprehensively analyse the association between type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and osteoarthritis of the hand (HOA) specifically. METHODS We conducted a(More)
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