Individual sulfonylureas and serious hypoglycemia in older people.

  title={Individual sulfonylureas and serious hypoglycemia in older people.},
  author={Ronald I Shorr and W. A. Ray and James R Daugherty and Marie R. Griffin},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={44 7},
OBJECTIVE To compare the risk of serious hypoglycemia associated with the use of individual sulfonylureas in older people. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING The Tennessee Medicaid Program. PATIENTS A total of 13,963 Medicaid enrollees, aged 65 years or older, who were prescribed one of six sulfonylureas from 1985 to 1989. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Hospitalization, emergency room admission, or death associated with neuroglycopenic or autonomic symptoms, myocardial infarction… CONTINUE READING


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