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Reduced incidence of alcohol related deaths in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2000 Jan; 59(1):75-6.AR

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

It has previously been shown that people with ankylosing spondylitis have an increased incidence of alcohol related deaths from accidents and violence. This study investigated alcohol related deaths in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

METHODS

The study covered the subjects, 1666 in number, who had died in 1989 and had been entitled under the nationwide sickness insurance scheme to receive specially reimbursed medication for RA.

RESULTS

There were eight alcohol related deaths among the 480 men and three deaths among the 1186 women with RA. The standardised mortality ratios and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were 0.40 (95% CI 0.20, 0.80) and 0.40 (95% CI 0.13, 1.26), respectively.

CONCLUSION

Alcohol either protects from RA or, subjects with RA curtail their drinking after the manifestation of RA.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Kuopio University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Kuopio, Finland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10627433

Citation

Myllykangas-Luosujärvi, R, et al. "Reduced Incidence of Alcohol Related Deaths in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis." Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 59, no. 1, 2000, pp. 75-6.
Myllykangas-Luosujärvi R, Aho K, Kautiainen H, et al. Reduced incidence of alcohol related deaths in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2000;59(1):75-6.
Myllykangas-Luosujärvi, R., Aho, K., Kautiainen, H., & Hakala, M. (2000). Reduced incidence of alcohol related deaths in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 59(1), 75-6.
Myllykangas-Luosujärvi R, et al. Reduced Incidence of Alcohol Related Deaths in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2000;59(1):75-6. PubMed PMID: 10627433.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Reduced incidence of alcohol related deaths in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis. AU - Myllykangas-Luosujärvi,R, AU - Aho,K, AU - Kautiainen,H, AU - Hakala,M, PY - 2000/1/11/pubmed PY - 2000/1/11/medline PY - 2000/1/11/entrez SP - 75 EP - 6 JF - Annals of the rheumatic diseases JO - Ann Rheum Dis VL - 59 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: It has previously been shown that people with ankylosing spondylitis have an increased incidence of alcohol related deaths from accidents and violence. This study investigated alcohol related deaths in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The study covered the subjects, 1666 in number, who had died in 1989 and had been entitled under the nationwide sickness insurance scheme to receive specially reimbursed medication for RA. RESULTS: There were eight alcohol related deaths among the 480 men and three deaths among the 1186 women with RA. The standardised mortality ratios and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were 0.40 (95% CI 0.20, 0.80) and 0.40 (95% CI 0.13, 1.26), respectively. CONCLUSION: Alcohol either protects from RA or, subjects with RA curtail their drinking after the manifestation of RA. SN - 0003-4967 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10627433/Reduced_incidence_of_alcohol_related_deaths_in_subjects_with_rheumatoid_arthritis_ L2 - https://ard.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=10627433 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -