2008 - 10-year risk for CV events was 10% to 56% in rheumatoid arthritis; risk was greatest for patients with CV risk factors
- Cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis: comparing TNF-Î± blockade with nonbiologic DMARDs. Parker, Ben // Current Medical Literature: Rheumatology;2013, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p135
The article analyzes the cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. It is said that tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) is implicated in the mediation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the general population. Anti-TNF therapies may have a positive impact on the excess CV risk in...
- Arterial stiffness in a muscular artery in women with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis compared with healthy controls and patients with traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Pieringer, Herwig; Stuby, Ulrike; Pohanka, Erich; Biesenbach, Georg // Rheumatology International;Aug2010, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p1335
Pulse wave velocity (PWV), a marker of arterial stiffness, reflects vascular dysfunction and is associated with cardiovascular risk. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with profound changes in vascular function and premature death, mainly caused by cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this...
- New Clues to Heart Disease. J. D. // Arthritis Today;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p67
The article reports that British rheumatologist George D. Kitas at the National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust has revealed that researchers in England have discovered a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lipid abnormalities.
- Enhanced Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Elucidation, Assessment, and Management. Dessein, Patrick H.; Semb, Anne G.; González-Gay, Miguel A.; Popa, Calin D. // BioMed Research International;3/12/2015, Vol. 2015, p1
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- MANAGEMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN PATIENTS W ITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Rahman, Anisur // Acta ReumatolÃ³gica Portuguesa;2008, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p13
The article discusses management cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It mentions that cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery disease and strokes are causes of death in patients with SLE compared to age and sex-matched controls. Rheumatoid...
- Significance of risk factors for osteoporosis is dependent on gender and menopause in rheumatoid arthritis. Oelzner, Peter; Schwabe, Antje; Lehmann, Gabriele; Eidner, Thorsten; Franke, Sybille; Wolf, Gunter; Hein, Gert // Rheumatology International;Sep2008, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p1143
The aim of our study was to compare the significance of risk factors for osteoporosis according to gender and menopausal state in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bone mineral density (dual X-ray absorptiometry), cumulative glucocorticoid dose, age, disease duration, body mass index...
- A Candidate Gene Approach Identifies the TRAF1/C5 Region as a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Kurreeman, Fina A. S.; Padyukov, Leonid; Marques, Rute B.; Schrodi, Steven J.; Seddighzadeh, Maria; Stoeken-Rijsbergen, Gerrie; Van der Helm-van Mil, Annette H. M.; Allaart, Cornelia F.; Verduyn, Willem; Houwing-Duistermaat, Jeanine; Alfredsson, Lars; Begovich, Ann B.; Klareskog, Lars; Huizinga, Tom W. J.; Toes, Rene E. M. // PLoS Medicine;Sep2007, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pe278
Using a candidate-gene approach, Rene Toes and colleagues identified a novel genetic risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis in theTRAF1/C5 region.
- Cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: assessment of several traditional risk parameters and a German risk score model. Willers, Janina; Hahn, Andreas // Rheumatology International;Dec2012, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p3741
The present cross-sectional data demonstrate cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The cross-sectional data were part of an interventional trial that included 100 patients with defined RA. Traditional CV risk parameters and risk score calculation for the German...
- Biologics Give Your Health a Boost. Siegfried, Donna Rae // Arthritis Today;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p40
The article focuses on a study which showed that people taking a certain subset of biologics may see reduced cardiovascular risk factors. People who have both rheumatoid arthritis and metabolic syndrome have more inflammation and erosion in their joints. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of...