Pneumonia: increased infection and mortality with benzodiazepines

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  • Benzodiazepine use at any time before influenza-like illness (ILI) was associated with a 35% increase in the risk for ILI-related pneumonia and a 63% increased risk for ILI-related mortality compared with not using benzodiazepines.

Study design

  • Retrospective cohort study.
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