Study shows association between stroke risk and metformin in hemodialysis patients with diabetes


eMediNexus    20 November 2017

The use of metformin is associated with stroke risk in hemodialysis patients with diabetes suggests a study published online November 16 2017 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. It was found that hemodialysis patients with ischemic stroke were more likely to use metformin 1 year before the date of stroke admission vs controls. The association was evident within 90 days before the index date.

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