A simple score for estimating the long-term risk of fracture in patients using oral glucocorticoids.

@article{Staa2005ASS,
  title={A simple score for estimating the long-term risk of fracture in patients using oral glucocorticoids.},
  author={Tjeerd P van Staa and Piet P. Geusens and Huibert A. P. Pols and C De laet and Hubert G. M. Leufkens and Cyrus Cooper},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={191-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous analyses of risk factors for glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteoporosis have focused on the estimation of relative rather than absolute fracture probability. AIM To estimate risk scores for the individual probability of fracture in GC users. DESIGN Retrospective data analysis. METHODS We evaluated all patients aged 40 years or older with a prescription for oral GCs in the General Practice Research Database (GPRD), which comprises the computerized medical records of… CONTINUE READING

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