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Risk of new acute myocardial infarction hospitalization associated with use of oral and parenteral non-steroidal anti-inflammation drugs (NSAIDs): a case-crossover study of Taiwan's National Health Insurance claims database and review of current evidence

Wen-Yi Shau1, Hsi-Chieh Chen2, Shu-Ting Chen2, Hsu-Wen Chou2, Chia-Hsuin Chang23, Chuei-Wen Kuo4 and Mei-Shu Lai25*

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1 Division of Health Technology Assessment, Center for Drug Evaluation, 3F, No.465, Sec. 6, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei 115, Taiwan

2 Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, 5F18. No. 17, Hsuchow Road, Taipei 100, Taipei, Taiwan

3 Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No.7, Chung Shan S. Rd., Taipei 100, Taiwan

4 Medical Review and Pharmaceutical Benefits Division, Bureau of National Health Insurance, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, 3F, No.3, Beipin W. Rd., Taipei 100, Taiwan

5 Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, National Clinical Trial and Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital, 17 Hsuchow Road, Taipei 100, Taipei, Taiwan

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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012, 12:4  doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-4

Published: 2 February 2012

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supplementary tables. There are 4 additional tables (table S1 to table S4) in the file to present the utilization pattern of the NSAIDs studied. Table S5 is the STROBE checklist for the present study.

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