External adjustment of unmeasured confounders in a case-control study of benzodiazepine use and cancer risk.

@article{Thygesen2017ExternalAO,
  title={External adjustment of unmeasured confounders in a case-control study of benzodiazepine use and cancer risk.},
  author={Lau Caspar Thygesen and Anton Potteg{\aa}rd and Annette Kjaer Ersb{\o}ll and S{\o}ren Friis and Til St{\"u}rmer and Jesper Hallas},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2017},
  volume={83 11},
  pages={
          2517-2527
        }
}
AIMS Previous studies have reported diverging results on the association between benzodiazepine use and cancer risk. METHODS We investigated this association in a matched case-control study including incident cancer cases during 2002-2009 in the Danish Cancer Registry (n = 94 923) and age- and sex-matched (1:8) population controls (n = 759 334). Long-term benzodiazepine use was defined as ≥500 defined daily doses 1-5 years prior to the index date. We implemented propensity score (PS… CONTINUE READING
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