Impact of smoking as a risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis of observational studies

@article{Sugiyama2010ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of smoking as a risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis of observational studies},
  author={D. Sugiyama and K. Nishimura and K. Tamaki and G. Tsuji and T. Nakazawa and A. Morinobu and S. Kumagai},
  journal={Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69},
  pages={70 - 81}
}
  • D. Sugiyama, K. Nishimura, +4 authors S. Kumagai
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Objectives: To assess whether smoking is a risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Design: Meta-analysis. Method: Data sources were observational studies that examined the association between smoking history and the risk of developing RA identified through Medline and EMBASE (from 1966 to December 2006), relevant books and a reference search. Two authors independently extracted the following: authors’ names, publication year, sample size, participant characteristics, odds ratios… CONTINUE READING
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