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Prevalence and factors associated with statin use in geriatric oncology

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: TURNER, Justin (Monash University, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Parkville, victoria, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Shakib, Sepehr (Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia)
    Singhal, Nimit (Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia)
    Hogan-Doran, Jonathon (Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia)
    Prowse, Robert (Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia)
    Johns, Sally (Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia)
    Bell, Simon (Monash University, Parkville, victoria, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    Background. With increasing age and reduced life expectancy the harms of long-term preventative medications may outweigh the benefits. There is minimal evidence that statins reduce mortality in people aged ≥80 years. Recent evidence suggests statins are associated with increased pain and musculoskeletal conditions.
    Aim. To investigate the..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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