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Patterns and correlates of benzodiazepine use in the French general population
ObjectiveTo investigate the prevalence of current use of benzodiazepines (BZDs) and related drugs in the French general population and factors associated with this use.Methods NationalExpand
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Adverse drug reactions in a department of systemic diseases-oriented internal medicine: prevalence, incidence, direct costs and avoidability
AbstractObjective: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a major cause of hospital admission and in-hospital morbidity. Departments of internal medicine are at the forefront of this problem. To increaseExpand
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Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia: a nested case-control study.
The objective of this article was to examine the possible association between benzodiazepine use and the risk of dementia in the elderly. This was a nested case--control study set in communityExpand
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Medical and non‐medical direct costs of chronic low back pain in patients consulting primary care physicians in France
A retrospective, observational, cohort study in primary care. To determine the total direct medical and non‐medical cost of chronic low back pain (LBP) in France and its associated factors. ChronicExpand
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Neuroleptics and mortality in schizophrenia: prospective analysis of deaths in a French cohort of schizophrenic patients
OBJECTIVE The putative role of neuroleptics in the known excess mortality of subjects with schizophrenia remains disputed. The aim of this study was to assess the link between mortality and the classExpand
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Benzodiazepines and hip fractures in elderly people: case-control study
Abstract Objective: To determine whether benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of hip fracture. Design: Case-control study. Participants: All incident cases of hip fracture notExpand
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Is benzodiazepine use a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia? A literature review of epidemiological studies.
BACKGROUND A major public health issue is to determine whether long-term benzodiazepine use may induce cognitive deficits persisting after withdrawal. The aim of the present review was to examineExpand
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Benzodiazepine use and wine consumption in the French elderly.
Alcohol, especially wine, may be the most commonly used anxiolytic. France is a country which has among the highest per capita use of wine and of benzodiazepines [1, 2]. It is not known whether theseExpand
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Benzodiazepine use in patients hospitalized in a department of internal medicine: frequency and clinical correlates
Misuse and overuse of benzodiazepines (BZD) are common. Several studies have shown that benzodiazepines are frequently used in hospitalized patients, but fewer studies have been conducted toExpand
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