Use of oral corticosteroids and risk of fractures.

  title={Use of oral corticosteroids and risk of fractures.},
  author={Tjeerd P van Staa and Hubert G. M. Leufkens and Lucien A Abenhaim and Bin Zhang and Cyrus Cooper},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={15 6},
Treatment with oral corticosteroids is known to decrease bone density but there are few data on the attendant risk of fracture and on the reversibility of this risk after cessation of therapy. A retrospective cohort study was conducted in a general medical practice setting in the United Kingdom (using data from the General Practice Research Database [GPRD… CONTINUE READING