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Avoidance of ingestion of anti-inflammatory drugs in dyspepsia is confounding variable

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:46
  1. Philip J B Brown, general practitioner (
  1. Hethersett Surgery, Humbleyard Practice, Hethersett, Norfolk NR9 3AB

    EDITOR—Langman et al in their paper on the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs on overall risk of common cancer describe a method using coded data from the general practice research database to support their hypothesis that anti-inflammatory drugs may protect against oesophageal and gastric cancer.1 The study reported the association between a reduction of coded cases of cancer of the …

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