Risk factors for total knee arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Momohara2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for total knee arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Shigeki Momohara and E. Tanaka To. Inoue and Katsunori Ikari and Koichiro Kawamura and So Tsukahara and Takeshi Mochizuki and Hiroe Toki and Motoko Miyawaki and Seiji Saito and Masako Hara and Naoyuki Kamatani and Hisashi Yamanaka and Taisuke Tomatsu},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={476-80}
}
We conducted a study to assess the predictive factors for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients recruited and followed prospectively for 5 years. A linked registry study using information from a large observational cohort of RA patients followed at the Institute of Rheumatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University (IORRA) was done. Baseline routine clinical and laboratory assessments were recorded. The data were analyzed using the multivariate piecewise… CONTINUE READING