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Differences in cardiovascular safety with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy-A nationwide study in patients with osteoarthritis

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title = "Differences in cardiovascular safety with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy-A nationwide study in patients with osteoarthritis",
abstract = "Osteoarthritis (OA) and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to relieve OA-associated pain have been linked independently to increased cardiovascular risk. We examined the risk of cardiovascular events associated with NSAID use in patients with OA. We employed linked nationwide administrative registers to examine NSAID use between 1996 and 2015 by Danish patients with OA aged ≥18 years. Using adjusted Cox proportional hazard analyses, we calculated the risk of the composite outcome of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal ischaemic stroke/TIA, and of each outcome separately, up to 5 years after OA diagnosis. Of 533 502 patients included, 64.3{\%} received NSAIDs and 38 226 (7.2{\%}) experienced a cardiovascular event during follow-up. Compared with non-use, all NSAIDs were associated with increased risk of the composite outcome: hazard ratio (HR) for rofecoxib, 1.90 (95{\%} confidence interval, 1.74-2.08); celecoxib, 1.47 (1.34-1.62); diclofenac, 1.44 (1.36-1.54); ibuprofen, 1.20 (1.15-1.25); and naproxen, 1.20 (1.04-1.39). Similar results were seen for each outcome separately. When celecoxib was used as reference, ibuprofen (HRs: 0.81 [CI: 0.74-0.90]) and naproxen (HRs: 0.81 [0.68-0.97]) exhibited a lower cardiovascular risk, even when low doses were compared. Low-dose naproxen and ibuprofen were associated with the lowest risks of the composite outcome compared to no NSAID use: HRs: 1.12 (1.07-1.19) and 1.16 (0.92-1.42), respectively. In patients with OA, we found significant differences in cardiovascular risk among NSAIDs. Naproxen and ibuprofen appeared to be safer compared to celecoxib, also when we examined equivalent low doses. In terms of cardiovascular safety, naproxen and ibuprofen, at the lowest effective doses, may be the preferred first choices among patients with OA needing pain relief.",
author = "Barcella, {Carlo Alberto} and Morten Lamberts and Patricia McGettigan and Fosb{\o}l, {Emil Loldrup} and Jesper Lindhardsen and Christian Torp-Pedersen and Gislason, {Gunnar Hilmar} and Olsen, {Anne-Marie Schjerning}",
note = "{\circledC} 2018 Nordic Association for the Publication of BCPT (former Nordic Pharmacological Society).",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1111/bcpt.13182",
language = "English",
volume = "124",
pages = "629--641",
journal = "Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Online",
issn = "1742-7843",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd",
number = "5",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Differences in cardiovascular safety with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy-A nationwide study in patients with osteoarthritis

AU - Barcella, Carlo Alberto

AU - Lamberts, Morten

AU - McGettigan, Patricia

AU - Fosbøl, Emil Loldrup

AU - Lindhardsen, Jesper

AU - Torp-Pedersen, Christian

AU - Gislason, Gunnar Hilmar

AU - Olsen, Anne-Marie Schjerning

N1 - © 2018 Nordic Association for the Publication of BCPT (former Nordic Pharmacological Society).

PY - 2019/5

Y1 - 2019/5

N2 - Osteoarthritis (OA) and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to relieve OA-associated pain have been linked independently to increased cardiovascular risk. We examined the risk of cardiovascular events associated with NSAID use in patients with OA. We employed linked nationwide administrative registers to examine NSAID use between 1996 and 2015 by Danish patients with OA aged ≥18 years. Using adjusted Cox proportional hazard analyses, we calculated the risk of the composite outcome of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal ischaemic stroke/TIA, and of each outcome separately, up to 5 years after OA diagnosis. Of 533 502 patients included, 64.3% received NSAIDs and 38 226 (7.2%) experienced a cardiovascular event during follow-up. Compared with non-use, all NSAIDs were associated with increased risk of the composite outcome: hazard ratio (HR) for rofecoxib, 1.90 (95% confidence interval, 1.74-2.08); celecoxib, 1.47 (1.34-1.62); diclofenac, 1.44 (1.36-1.54); ibuprofen, 1.20 (1.15-1.25); and naproxen, 1.20 (1.04-1.39). Similar results were seen for each outcome separately. When celecoxib was used as reference, ibuprofen (HRs: 0.81 [CI: 0.74-0.90]) and naproxen (HRs: 0.81 [0.68-0.97]) exhibited a lower cardiovascular risk, even when low doses were compared. Low-dose naproxen and ibuprofen were associated with the lowest risks of the composite outcome compared to no NSAID use: HRs: 1.12 (1.07-1.19) and 1.16 (0.92-1.42), respectively. In patients with OA, we found significant differences in cardiovascular risk among NSAIDs. Naproxen and ibuprofen appeared to be safer compared to celecoxib, also when we examined equivalent low doses. In terms of cardiovascular safety, naproxen and ibuprofen, at the lowest effective doses, may be the preferred first choices among patients with OA needing pain relief.

AB - Osteoarthritis (OA) and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to relieve OA-associated pain have been linked independently to increased cardiovascular risk. We examined the risk of cardiovascular events associated with NSAID use in patients with OA. We employed linked nationwide administrative registers to examine NSAID use between 1996 and 2015 by Danish patients with OA aged ≥18 years. Using adjusted Cox proportional hazard analyses, we calculated the risk of the composite outcome of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal ischaemic stroke/TIA, and of each outcome separately, up to 5 years after OA diagnosis. Of 533 502 patients included, 64.3% received NSAIDs and 38 226 (7.2%) experienced a cardiovascular event during follow-up. Compared with non-use, all NSAIDs were associated with increased risk of the composite outcome: hazard ratio (HR) for rofecoxib, 1.90 (95% confidence interval, 1.74-2.08); celecoxib, 1.47 (1.34-1.62); diclofenac, 1.44 (1.36-1.54); ibuprofen, 1.20 (1.15-1.25); and naproxen, 1.20 (1.04-1.39). Similar results were seen for each outcome separately. When celecoxib was used as reference, ibuprofen (HRs: 0.81 [CI: 0.74-0.90]) and naproxen (HRs: 0.81 [0.68-0.97]) exhibited a lower cardiovascular risk, even when low doses were compared. Low-dose naproxen and ibuprofen were associated with the lowest risks of the composite outcome compared to no NSAID use: HRs: 1.12 (1.07-1.19) and 1.16 (0.92-1.42), respectively. In patients with OA, we found significant differences in cardiovascular risk among NSAIDs. Naproxen and ibuprofen appeared to be safer compared to celecoxib, also when we examined equivalent low doses. In terms of cardiovascular safety, naproxen and ibuprofen, at the lowest effective doses, may be the preferred first choices among patients with OA needing pain relief.

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U2 - 10.1111/bcpt.13182

DO - 10.1111/bcpt.13182

M3 - Journal article

VL - 124

SP - 629

EP - 641

JO - Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Online

JF - Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Online

SN - 1742-7843

IS - 5

ER -

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