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Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A United States Experience From 1992 Through 2005.
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PMID:  22333866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To determine whether total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is decreasing, we collected Nationwide Inpatient Sample database information (1992 through 2005) on (1) the number of primary TJAs for all patient diagnoses, (2) the number of primary TJAs for patients with RA, and (3) distribution of age and sex in both groups. To account for population growth, a given year's arthroplasty estimate was normalized against its population. The trends over time were analyzed using a multivariable Poisson regression model (significance, P < .05). We found that the number of primary TJA procedures increased in the general and RA populations but that, after adjusting for population growth, age, and sex, the rate was significantly lower in patients with RA.
Authors:
Amit Jain; Benjamin E Stein; Richard L Skolasky; Lynne C Jones; Marc W Hungerford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
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