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    What does "in comparison of glyburide, gliclazide use" mean?

    Does it mean "in comparison between glyburide use and gliclazide use"?

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    Sulfonylurea cardiotoxicity probed in comparison of glyburide, gliclazide use

    Berlin, Germany - An observational study focused on the cardiotoxic effects of sulfonylurea drugs has found that the risk of ischemic events may be higher with a specific subclass of these agents than with others [1]. Speaking here at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2012 Meeting, pharmacist Dr Scot Simpson (University of Alberta, Edmonton) reported that rates of ACS-related hospitalization or death were higher among patients taking glyburide than those taking gliclazide.

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    Re: What does "in comparison of glyburide, gliclazide use" mean?

    They are two different medications. Comparisons were made between patients taking one versus those taking another.

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    Re: What does "in comparison of glyburide, gliclazide use" mean?

    Regarding the syntax of the bolded words, they are part of a headline, with its customary omitted words.

    Compare it to the following:

    'Suspects quizzed in arson, theft cases'.

    This is headline-ese for 'Suspects are being questioned in connection with cases of arson and theft'.

    Rover

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