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BACKGROUND PATIENTS with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of developing comorbid conditions. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities and compare their management in RA patients from different countries worldwide. METHODS STUDY DESIGN international, cross-sectional. PATIENTS consecutive RA patients. DATA COLLECTED(More)
Objective To report the point prevalence of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in the first population-based study performed in the United States. Methods Cases of all potential pSS patients living in Olmsted County, Minnesota on January 1, 2015 were retrieved using the Rochester Epidemiology Project resources, and ascertained by manual medical record review.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and mortality rates, and their evolution over time, of physician-diagnosed primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) in residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of patients with a diagnosis or suspicion of SS in Olmsted County from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2015, were reviewed to(More)
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