Influence of the antiphospholipid syndrome in the survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Drenkard1994InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the antiphospholipid syndrome in the survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Cristina Drenkard and Antonio Rafael Villa and Donato Alarc{\'o}n-Segovia and M. E. P{\'e}rez-V{\'a}zquez},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={1067-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine prognostic factors for mortality in a cohort of 667 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) including those variables associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) as well as antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) itself. METHODS Analysis of the cohort under a nested case control design by means of Cox proportional hazards regression with and without stepwise method. RESULTS During the 2039 person-years of followup, there were 49 deaths (cases… CONTINUE READING