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Biologics, cardiovascular effects and cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, March 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)

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Biologics, cardiovascular effects and cancer
Published in
BMC Medicine, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-48
Pubmed ID

Nemanja Damjanov, Michael T Nurmohamed, Zoltán Szekanecz


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitors leads to about a 50% reduction in the first cardiovascular event. TNF-inhibitors could transiently improve flow-mediated vasodilation and improve carotid intima-media thickness (ccIMT) during the treatment of RA. Treatment with TNF-inhibitors is associated with an increased total cholesterol (TC) and HDL-cholesterol (HDLc) level, without sustained change of the atherogenic index. The overall cancer risk in RA patients is comparable to that of the general population, but patients with RA slightly more often have lymphomas and lung tumors, and less often have colorectal and breast tumors in comparison to the general population. In randomized controlled trials (RCT) TNF-inhibitors did not increase the risk of solid malignancies, except for non-melanoma skin cancer (risk doubled compared to control treatment). Meta-analysis of registries and long-term extension studies showed no increased risk for total malignancies as well as for non-melanoma skin cancer when comparing TNF-inhibitors and the classical disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Colombia 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 37 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 7 18%
Researcher 7 18%
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 13%
Other 4 10%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2014.
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