Risk of Acute Liver Failure Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Exposed to Oral Antidiabetic Treatments
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The purpose of this study is to compare the incidence of hospitalization with acute liver failure among patients with type 2 diabetes who are new users of Saxagliptin and those who are new users of other oral antidiabetic drugs.
Condition or disease
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Prospectively designed retrospective database study. This study will be conducted using administrative claims data and electronic medical records that are collected as part of routine clinical practice
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
This study will be carried out using databases containing administrative claims data (HealthCore Integrated Research DatabaseSM (HIRD) and Medicare in the U.S.) and electronic medical records (General Practice Research Database (GPRD) and The Health Improvement Network (THIN) in the UK). The US population includes patients from health plans in the northeast, southeastern, mid-Atlantic, central, mid-western, and western regions (HIRD) as well as US citizens 65 years of age and older (Medicare). The UK population includes patients seeking medical care from general practitioners (GPRD and THIN)
18 years of age or older
Newly prescribed Saxagliptin or an Oral Antidiabetic Drug (OAD) in a class other than Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP4) inhibitors
Enrolled in the respective database for at least 180 days prior to the first prescription of new OAD
Have at least one diagnostic code for a type 2 diabetes-related condition
Patients identified with a diagnostic code for acute liver failure within the 180-day baseline period
Patients with DPP4 inhibitor exposure during the baseline period