Statins and associated risk of pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Chun Shing Kwok, Jessica Ka-Yan Yeong, Richard M Turner, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Sonal Singh, Yoon Kong Loke

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Statins have potential anti-inflammatory effects, but the association between statin use and lower incidence of pneumonia is unclear. We have therefore performed a systematic review on the risk of pneumonia in statin users versus non-users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-55
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Humans
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
  • Pneumonia
  • Risk Factors

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