TITLE

COX-2 inhibitors and renal function in elderly people

AUTHOR(S)
Chen, Benjamin H.
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/05/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 5, p604
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the results of a randomized, controlled trial on the effect of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition on renal function in elderly persons receiving a low-salt diet. Finding that rofecoxib, a COX-2 inhibitor, impairs renal function among the elderly subjects as much as a traditional NSAID; Suggestion that the drugs be used with caution.
ACCESSION #
3556245

 

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