Risk of Multiple Myeloma in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies

  title={Risk of Multiple Myeloma in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies},
  author={Kaini Shen and Gufeng Xu and Quansheng Wu and Dao-Bin Zhou and Jian Li},
  booktitle={PloS one},
OBJECTIVES multiple myeloma is a malignant neoplasm of plasma cells mainly affecting elderly patients. Despite the wealth of information available on therapeutic strategies, the etiology and pathogenesis of myeloma remain unclear. In the current study, a meta-analysis was conducted to assess the possible association between rheumatoid arthritis and myeloma. METHODS a literature search was conducted with PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science for relevant studies published by December 25, 2013… CONTINUE READING
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