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Bone healing meds

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Ippokratis Pountos, Theodora Georgouli, Howard Bird, George Kontakis, Peter V Giannoudis
INTRODUCTION: Bone healing is a complex cascade of events that involves the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblastic cells under the influence of signals from growth factors, cytokines and mechanical loading. Several medications have been found to interact negatively with this process including cytostatics, NSAIDs and corticosteroids; however, the effect of antibiotics on bone repair processes remains obscure. AREAS COVERED: The authors offer a comprehensive review of the existing literature on the in vivo and in vitro effect of antibiotics on bone, bone cells and fracture healing...
November 2011: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
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