Lipid profiles in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: mechanisms and the impact of treatment.

@article{Steiner2009LipidPI,
  title={Lipid profiles in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: mechanisms and the impact of treatment.},
  author={George Steiner and Murray B. Urowitz},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={372-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and its treatment, on lipoprotein levels with potential implications for atherosclerosis. METHODS A PubMed literature search was undertaken for studies published between 1990 and May 2007, using the search terms "rheumatoid arthritis" AND "lipid" OR "lipoprotein," and including all relevant drug treatment terms for glucocorticoids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, and biologics. RESULTS Patients with RA face an increased… CONTINUE READING