Risk of osteoporotic fracture in elderly patients taking warfarin: results from the National Registry of Atrial Fibrillation 2.

@article{Gage2006RiskOO,
  title={Risk of osteoporotic fracture in elderly patients taking warfarin: results from the National Registry of Atrial Fibrillation 2.},
  author={Brian F. Gage and Elena Birman-Deych and Martha J. Radford and David S Nilasena and Ellen F. Binder},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 2},
  pages={241-6}
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin K allows for gamma-carboxylation of glutamyl residues, a conversion that activates clotting factors and bone proteins. Vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin inhibit this process. Our goal was to quantify the association between warfarin and osteoporotic fractures in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation who were hospitalized between March 1998 and April 1999 in all 50 US states… CONTINUE READING

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