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Authors’ response to Almirall et al
  1. Robert D Sanders
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert D Sanders, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London & Department of Anaesthesia & Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, University College London Hospital, London SW10 9NH, UK; r.sanders{at}

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Almirall et al have reanalysed their previously published data1 (that we have previously critiqued2) and shown that benzodiazepine exposure is associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in younger patients.3 They report both bivariate and multivariate analyses3 but, by contrast with our analysis4 have only adjusted for a few comorbidities. For example, it is …

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