Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis of observational studies

  • Published on 09/02/2024
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Fazal Zahra A 1,2, Avina-Galindo Ana Michelle 1, Marozoff Shelby 1, Kwan Jessie 1,3, Lu Na 1, Avina-Zubieta J. Antonio 1,4

1 Arthritis Research Canada 230–2238 Yukon Street, BC V5Y 3P2 Vancouver Canada
2 https://ror.org/03rmrcq20 Faculty of Land and Food Systems University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
3 https://ror.org/03rmrcq20 Faculty of Science University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
4 https://ror.org/03rmrcq20 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada


Background Thrombotic events, such as venous thromboembolism (VTE) are a major health complication linked to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the risk of VTE, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), in adults with RA compared to the general population.
Methods MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched from inception to April 2022 to identify publications meeting the following criteria: (1) prospective...


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