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Prevalence of joint replacement surgery in rheumatoid arthritis patients: cross-sectional analysis in a large observational cohort in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19288170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in Japanese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing conventional drug treatment in a large observational cohort in Japan. A total of 5,177 RA patients were studied for the prevalence of TJA, who were enrolled in the NinJa database during the fiscal year of 2006. The cases of 2,695 RA patients with more than ten years of disease duration were extracted and subjected to further analysis. The prevalence of TJA increased in accordance with the disease duration, and the prevalence was markedly increased after ten years. Among the 2,695 patients with more than ten years of disease duration, 1,431 TJAs were performed in 645 (24.6%) patients. The patients with TJA had higher disease activity than those without TJA. In this cross-sectional study, TJAs were performed in approximately a quarter of the Japanese RA patients with more than ten years of disease duration. The result showed that patients with higher disease activity required TJA.
Jinju Nishino; Sakae Tanaka; Toshihiro Matsui; Toshihito Mori; Keita Nishimura; Yoshito Eto; Atsushi Kaneko; Koichiro Saisho; Masayuki Yasuda; Noriyuki Chiba; Yasuhiko Yoshinaga; Yukihiko Saeki; Atsuhito Seki; Shigeto Tohma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1439-7595     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-02     Completed Date:  2009-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nishino Clinic Orthopedics and Rheumatology, Nishigaoka, Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / drug therapy,  surgery*
Arthroplasty, Replacement / statistics & numerical data*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Japan / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antirheumatic Agents

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