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Gastroenterology, Colorectal, pharmacy

H S Colvin, T Barakat, O Moussa, H Babu, T Slaughter, J G Palmer, F L Hinson
INTRODUCTION: Nicorandil is a commonly prescribed antianginal medication that has been found to be associated with painful anal ulceration. The incidence of this complication is unknown. We have used the best data available to us to make an estimate of this figure in a health district with a remarkably stable population of approximately 200,000 people. METHODS: using an electronic search of all letters generated from colorectal and gastroenterology clinics as well as endoscopy reports from January 2004 to November 2010, patients with anal ulceration who were taking nicorandil were identified...
April 2012: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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