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Risk factors for dementia in RA patients discovered

Presented By
Prof. Elena Myasoedova , Mayo Clinic, MN, USA
Conference
EULAR 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/bd04efaa
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), swelling of large joints, rheumatoid nodules, hypertension, cardiovascular (CV) disease, and depression were recognised risk factors for dementia. The analysis of a Minnesotan cohort found an about 2-fold elevated risk of dementia in case those factors were present. What are the risk factors for developing dementia in patients with RA? The goal of a population-based inception cohort study conducted by a group of Mayo Clinic investigators was to elucidate this question [1]. “Our recent studies from population-based cohorts in Olmsted County have shown that even though the overall risk of dementia is increased in patients with RA as compared with the non-RA population, there has been a decline in its incidence in recent decades coinciding with improved control of RA,” Prof. Elena Myasoedova (Mayo Clinic, MN, USA) reported in her presentation. The study included 886 patients ≥50 years who resided in Minnesota and ...


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