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Mortality in ankylosing spondylitis


Zochling, JM and Braun, J, Mortality in ankylosing spondylitis, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 26, (5 (Suppl. 51)) pp. S80-S84. ISSN 1593-098X (2008) [Refereed Article]


Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease which causes pain along with loss of physical function and quality of life over many years. It has also been shown to increase mortality compared to the general population, independent of treatment modalities. Cardiovascular deaths are increased, and recent studies suggest both an abnormality of lipid regulation and microvascular changes. Increased rates of suicide, accidental death, and alcohol-related deaths have also been reported. This review examines rates and causes of increased mortality in AS and highlights a need to focus on cardiovascular risk factors and psychological health in addition to physical disability in patients with AS. © Copyright Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2008.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:55220
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2009-03-06
Last Modified:2011-09-29

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