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Mortality in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis


Zochling, JM and Braun, J, Mortality in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 27, (4) pp. S127-S130. ISSN 0392-856X (2009) [Refereed Article]


The rheumatic diseases not only bring pain, disability and poorer quality of life, but also a premature mortality which is often overlooked. Alongside mortality due to the direct complications of disease comes an increase in deaths related to specific therapies and indirect causes such as cancer and cardiovascular mortality. By comparing mortality and its causes in two of the most common inflammatory arthritides, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, common threads emerge which give us insight into the impact of chronic inflammatory disease and new directions for patient management.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, mortality, population studies
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zochling, JM (Dr Jane Zochling)
ID Code:60461
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2010-02-05
Last Modified:2012-02-21

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