The association between benzodiazepines and influenza‐like illness‐related pneumonia and mortality: a survival analysis using UK Primary Care data

@article{Nakafero2016TheAB,
  title={The association between benzodiazepines and influenza‐like illness‐related pneumonia and mortality: a survival analysis using UK Primary Care data},
  author={Georgina Nakafero and Robert D. Sanders and Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam and Puja Myles},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={1263 - 1273}
}
Bacterial superinfections, including pneumonia, are frequent complications of influenza‐like illness (ILI). Clinical and laboratory evidence suggests that benzodiazepines and Z‐drugs may influence susceptibility to infections and mortality. We investigated whether benzodiazepines and zopiclone modify the occurrence of ILI‐related pneumonia and mortality. 
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