The risk of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in rheumatoid arthritis: a UK population-based outpatient cohort study.

@article{Choi2013TheRO,
  title={The risk of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in rheumatoid arthritis: a UK population-based outpatient cohort study.},
  author={Hyon K. Choi and Y W Rho and Yongfa Zhu and Luc{\'i}a Cea-Soriano and Juan Antonio Avi{\~n}a-Zubieta and Yuqing Zhang},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={72 7},
  pages={1182-7}
}
BACKGROUND Recent hospital-based studies have suggested a sixfold increased risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the year following admission. We evaluated the risk of PE and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and associated time trend among RA patients (84.5% without a history of hospitalisation during the past year) derived from the general population. METHODS We conducted a cohort study using an electronic medical records database representative of the UK general… CONTINUE READING

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