Levothyroxine dose and risk of fractures in older adults: nested case-control study

@inproceedings{Turner2011LevothyroxineDA,
  title={Levothyroxine dose and risk of fractures in older adults: nested case-control study},
  author={Marci R Turner and Ximena Camacho and Hadas D. Fischer and Peter C. Austin and Geoff M. Anderson and Paula A Rochon and Lorraine L. Lipscombe},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the effect of levothyroxine dose on risk of fractures in older adults. DESIGN Nested case-control study. SETTING Population based health databases, Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS Adults aged 70 or more prescribed levothyroxine between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2007 and followed for fractures until 31 March 2008. Cases were cohort members admitted to hospital for any fracture, matched with up to five controls from within the cohort who had not yet had a fracture… CONTINUE READING

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