Osteoporotic fracture risk 'lower with NOACs than warfarin'

Observational study from Hong Kong shows little to choose between three non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants

The risk for osteoporotic fractures among patients with atrial fibrillation is substantially lower with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) than with warfarin, an observational study shows.

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Researchers from the UK and Hong Kong examined data from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority on more than 23,500 new users of anticoagulants, including 14% treated with apixaban, 29% treated with dabigatran, 16% treated with rivaroxaban and 41% treated with warfarin.

During a median follow

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