Bisphosphonate use and the risk of adverse jaw outcomes: a medical claims study of 714,217 people.

@article{Cartsos2008BisphosphonateUA,
  title={Bisphosphonate use and the risk of adverse jaw outcomes: a medical claims study of 714,217 people.},
  author={Vassiliki M. Cartsos and Shao Zhu and Athanasios I. Zavras},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={
          23-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND While osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has been associated with the prolonged use of bisphosphonates (BPs), there is limited information about the risk of ONJ among users of oral BPs or about the magnitude of the risk among users of intravenous (IV) BPs. METHODS The authors studied medical claims data from 714,217 people with osteoporosis or cancer to identify diagnostic codes or procedure codes for three outcomes: inflammatory conditions of the jaws, including osteonecrosis; major… 

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