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, 1:44).
Data Source: The findings come from the CORRONA database.
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
Joel Kremer, president and chief executive officer of CORRONA.
About CORRONA The Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc.
Data source: Longitudinal cohort study of the CORRONA registry.
Greenberg has done consulting for Centocor, CORRONA, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Roche Laboratories, and UCB.
The Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA
) is very pleased to contribute the validation cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patient samples who were prescribed anti-TNF biologic drugs," said Jeff Greenberg, MD, MPH, Chief Scientific Officer of CORRONA
Disclosures: Several of the authors reported contracts and professional affiliations with the CORRONA
Data Source: Post hoc analysis of data on 10,156 patients with RA enrolled in CORRONA
, a longitudinal cohort study involving 103 U.
Another option is to extract and transmit the data to large databases such as the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases or CORRONA