Dyslipidemia and changes in lipid profiles associated with rheumatoid arthritis and initiation of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy.

@article{Curtis2012DyslipidemiaAC,
  title={Dyslipidemia and changes in lipid profiles associated with rheumatoid arthritis and initiation of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Curtis and Ani K John and O. Baser},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={1282-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency of lipid testing in clinical practice and to explore the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA), dyslipidemia, and other cardiovascular (CV) risk factors with RA treatment. METHODS Patients in this retrospective database study were ages ≥18 years and had ≥2 physician diagnoses for RA or osteoarthritis (OA; comparator group) between March 2004 and March 2008. Outcomes of interest included the percentage of RA and OA patients receiving lipid tests… CONTINUE READING

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