Benzodiazepines and dementia

Authors’ reply to Coyle-Gilchrist and colleagues and Bocti and colleagues

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7993 (Published 26 November 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7993

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  1. Sophie Billioti de Gage, PhD student1,
  2. Bernard Bégaud, professor1,
  3. Antoine Pariente, associate professor1
  1. 1Université Bordeaux Segalen, INSERM U657, 146 rue Léo Saignat, F-33076, Bordeaux cedex, France
  1. sophie.billiotidegage{at}u-bordeaux2.fr

Coyle-Gilchrist and colleagues and Bocti and colleagues are directly or indirectly concerned with the possible non-causal nature of the association we found between benzodiazepines and dementia.1 2 3 We emphasise that we never concluded that this association was causal. We designed our study to go further than previously published studies by minimising possible confounding …

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