Hypertension, antihypertensive medication use, and risk of renal cell carcinoma.

  title={Hypertension, antihypertensive medication use, and risk of renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Jean A. Shapiro and Michelle A. Williams and Noel S Weiss and Andy Stergachis and Andrea Z LaCroix and William Eric Barlow},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={149 6},
To investigate whether diuretic medication use increases risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the authors conducted a case-control study of health maintenance organization members in western Washington State. Cases (n = 238) diagnosed between January 1980 and June 1995 were compared with controls (n = 616) selected from health maintenance organization membership files. The computerized health maintenance organization pharmacy database provided information on medications prescribed after March… CONTINUE READING


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