Severity of obstructive airway disease and risk of osteoporotic fracture.

@article{Vries2005SeverityOO,
  title={Severity of obstructive airway disease and risk of osteoporotic fracture.},
  author={F. de Vries and Tjeerd P van Staa and Mich{\`e}le Sabbah Bracke and Cyrus Cooper and Hubert G. M. Leufkens and J-WJ. Lammers},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          879-84
        }
}
The use of inhaled corticosteroids has been associated with a dose-related increased risk of fracture. This may be related to systemic absorption. However, several studies have found that patients with more severe reductions in pulmonary function had reduced bone mineral density, independent of inhaled corticosteroids. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between disease severity and fracture risk. A large case-control study (108,754 cases) was conducted using data from… CONTINUE READING
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