Mortality in rheumatoid arthritis over the last fifty years: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Dadoun2013MortalityIR,
  title={Mortality in rheumatoid arthritis over the last fifty years: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Sabrina Dadoun and Nadine Zeboulon-Ktorza and Christophe Combescure and Muriel Elhai and Sylvie Rozenberg and Laure Gossec and Bruno Fautrel},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={29-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Mortality rates in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been reported to be higher than for the general population. Fortunately, efficient therapies have reduced disease activity and may be able to diminish the excess mortality risk. This study was designed to investigate RA mortality over the last 50 years by systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. METHODS Data to January 2010 in the Medline, Cochrane and Embase databases were searched with the keywords… CONTINUE READING

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