Oral bisphosphonate use increases the risk for inflammatory jaw disease: a cohort study.

@article{Vestergaard2012OralBU,
  title={Oral bisphosphonate use increases the risk for inflammatory jaw disease: a cohort study.},
  author={Peter Vestergaard and Kristoffer Schwartz and Lars Rejnmark and Leif Mosekilde and Else Marie Pinholt},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={821-9}
}
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to address whether among people living in Denmark, those treated with medications to prevent osteoporosis have an increased risk for inflammatory jaw disease compared with those not treated. PATIENTS AND METHODS A historical cohort study was designed to compare the rate of inflammatory jaw-related events, ie, osteomyelitis, osteitis, periostitis, or sequestrum, between Danish patients who had been prescribed oral bisphosphonates (BP) and other drugs for… CONTINUE READING
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