Tendon Injury and Fluoroquinolone Use: A Systematic Review

@article{Stephenson2013TendonIA,
  title={Tendon Injury and Fluoroquinolone Use: A Systematic Review},
  author={A. Stephenson and Wei Wu and D. Cortes and P. Rochon},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={709-721}
}
BackgroundFluoroquinolone antibiotics are commonly used to treat infections and are prescribed by general practitioners, medical specialists and surgeons. Tendon injury has been associated with the use of these medications but the risk associated with newer fluoroquinolones has not been established.ObjectivesThe aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence from observational studies to determine the strength of the association between fluoroquinolone use and tendinopathy, and to… Expand
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