COX-2 inhibitors linked to increased risk of stroke death

November 6, 2014 8:05 AM

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COX-2 inhibitors linked to increased risk of stroke death

The drugs assessed in the study - COX-2 inhibitors - are a type of "selective" nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Examples of COX-2 inhibitors include older drugs such as diclofenac, etodolac, nabumeton and meloxicam, and newer drugs like celecoxib and rofecoxib.

The researchers behind the study, from Aarhus University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark, examined the medical records of 100,243 Danish people who were hospitalized for a first stroke between 2004 and 2012.

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