In 23,327 RA patients included in the CORRONA (Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America) database who were evaluated at 182,201 individual visits between October 2001 and September 2011, the presence of subcutaneous nodules was found to confer a 44% increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease (hazard ratio, 1.
Patients included in the CORRONA database had an average follow-up of 3 years and 70,455 patient-years.
Data Source: The findings come from the CORRONA
Data Source: This finding comes from a prospective observational cohort of patients culled from the CORRONA
(Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America) registry.
Comparative Persistence and effectiveness of abatacept versus anti-TNF agents in the treatment of biologic-naive rheumatoid arthritis patients using the CORRONA
Data source: Longitudinal cohort study of the CORRONA registry.
Greenberg has done consulting for Centocor, CORRONA, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories, and UCB.
Disclosures: Several of the authors reported contracts and professional affiliations with the CORRONA
Private practitioners are in a unique position to collect and use patient information data that is unavailable from outside sources other than the large, nationwide databases, such as CORRONA (Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc.
Another option is to extract and transmit the data to large databases such as the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases or CORRONA.
The investigators used a large, longitudinal cohort of RA patients: subjects enrolled in CORRONA
(Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America), which includes more than 17,000 patients treated by academic and community rheumatologists.
database includes 8,228 patients, drawn from 63 sites across the United States.