Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of pulmonary embolism.

  title={Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Sara Biere-Rafi and M Di Nisio and V. Gerdes and Ettore Porreca and Patrick C. Souverein and Anthonius de Boer and Harry B{\"u}ller and Pieter Willem Kamphuisen},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  volume={20 6},
PURPOSE Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been associated with an increased risk of arterial thrombosis, but their effect on venous thrombotic events is less well established. The study aimed to assess the risk of symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients using NSAIDs and to evaluate any effect of type, dose, and duration of therapy. METHODS A case-control study was conducted using the PHARMO Record Linkage System, a Dutch population-based registry. Cases were patients… CONTINUE READING
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