Thiazide diuretics and the risk of hip fracture.

  title={Thiazide diuretics and the risk of hip fracture.},
  author={Koko Aung and T. Htay},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  • Koko Aung, T. Htay
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
  • BACKGROUND Thiazide diuretics are one of the most commonly prescribed antihypertensive agents worldwide. Thiazides reduce urinary calcium excretion. Chronic ingestion of thiazides is associated with higher bone mineral density. It has been suggested that thiazides may prevent hip fracture. However, there are concerns that diuretics, by increasing the risk of fall in elderly, could potentially negate its beneficial effects on hip fracture. OBJECTIVES To assess any association between the use… CONTINUE READING
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