TITLE

Pioglitazone was associated with lower risk for adverse cardiovascular events than rosiglitazone in older patients

AUTHOR(S)
Basu, Ananda
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on studies on the relative cardiovascular safety of pioglitazone and rosiglitazone in older patients with diabetes. A study was conducted on 39 736 Ontario residents of 66 years who started treatment with pioglitazon or rosiglitazone during a 6-year period. It was found that in older diebetic patients, starting treatment with pioglitazone instead of rosiglitazone was associated with lower risk for a composite of death or admission for heart failure or myocardial infarction.
ACCESSION #
48495900

 

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