Thiazide diuretics and fractures: can meta-analysis help?

Published observational estimates of the effect of thiazide diuretics on osteoporotic fracture risk vary from a 70% reduction to a 60% increase but there have been no randomized controlled trials. The aims of this study were to use the technique of meta-analysis to attempt to resolve this conflict and to explore whether duration and/or dose of therapy has… CONTINUE READING