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Papers: 3 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Aug 01

BMJ Open



Do β-adrenoreceptor blocking drugs associate with reduced risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis and total joint replacement in the general population? A primary care-based, prospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.


To investigate if β-adrenoreceptor blocking drug (β-blocker) prescription reduces the risk of knee or hip osteoarthritis, total joint replacement and analgesic prescription.