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OBJECTIVE To provide a single source for the best available estimates of the US prevalence of and number of individuals affected by arthritis overall, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, the spondylarthritides, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and Sjögren's syndrome. A companion article (part II) addresses additional conditions. (More)
OBJECTIVE We validated an algorithm designed to identify new or prevalent users of antidepressant medications via population-based drug prescription records. PATIENTS AND METHODS We obtained population-based drug prescription records for the entire Olmsted County, Minnesota, population from 2011 to 2012 (N=149,629) using the existing electronic medical(More)
Total hip and knee arthroplasty are effective interventions for management of end-stage arthritis. Indeed, about seven million Americans are currently living with artificial hip and knee joints. The majority of these individuals, however, will outlive their implants and require revision surgeries, mostly due to poor implant osseointegration and aseptic(More)
Objective. To examine the utility of the Framingham risk score (FRS) in estimating cardiovascular risk in psoriasis. Methods. We compared the predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular events, namely, cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, heart failure, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and coronary artery bypass grafting using the FRS,(More)
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