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A meta-analysis of the risk of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, September 2014
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Title
A meta-analysis of the risk of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory rheumatic diseases
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Arthritis Research & Therapy, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13075-014-0435-y
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Jason J Lee, Janet E Pope

Abstract

IntroductionWe performed a meta-analysis investigating the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolisms (PE) in patients with inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis, and connective tissue diseases (CTD) (systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjogren¿s syndrome, inflammatory myositis and systemic sclerosis (SSc)).MethodsPubMed, Embase, Cochrane Databases, and Medline were searched identifying full text English publications in adults related to rheumatologic inflammatory diseases and venous thrombo-embolism (VTE). Data regarding rates of DVTs and PEs were extracted. Using random effects models, pooled estimates for VTE in individual and pooled diseases compared with matched populations where possible. Studies were excluded if VTEs were in the setting of pregnancy, postoperative outcomes or solely antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.ResultsMost of the 5,206 studies were excluded due to lack of rate or incidence of VTE. In total, 25 studies remained for analysis. Ten studies that included RA identified 5,273,942 patients and 891,530,181 controls with a cumulative incidence of 2.18% (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.82 to 2.54%) and an odds ratio of 2.23 (95% CI: 2.02 to 2.47) compared to age and sex, matched population. Ten studies observed 54,697 SLE patients with a cumulative incidence of 7.29% (95% CI: 5.82 to 8.75%); four Sjogren¿s syndrome studies (N¿=¿25,100) demonstrated a VTE cumulative incidence of 2.18% (95% CI: 0.79 to 3.57%); four studies of inflammatory myositis (N¿=¿8,245) yielded a VTE cumulative incidence of 4.03% (95% CI: 2.38 to 5.67%), SSc and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody vasculitis rates (4 studies each) were 3.13% and 7.97% respectively.ConclusionsInflammatory rheumatologic diseases studied were all associated with high rates of VTEs, more than three times higher than the general population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 86 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 19%
Researcher 14 16%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Postgraduate 10 11%
Other 8 9%
Other 17 19%
Unknown 12 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 18 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 15 February 2018.
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#4,098,581
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#9
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