Sulfonylureas and risk of falls and fractures among nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Lapane2015SulfonylureasAR,
  title={Sulfonylureas and risk of falls and fractures among nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Kate L. Lapane and Bill M. Jesdale and Catherine Dub{\'e} and Camilla B Pimentel and Swapnil N. Rajpathak},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={
          411-9
        }
}
AIMS Although sulfonylureas increase the risk of hypoglycemia which may lead to fall-associated fractures, studies quantifying the association between sulfonylureas and falls and/or fractures are sparse and existing studies have yielded inconsistent results. Our objective is to evaluate the extent to which sulfonylurea use was associated with fractures and falls among nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS We performed a propensity-matched retrospective new user cohort… CONTINUE READING

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