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Frequency of osteoarthritis in hysterectomized women.

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A previous retrospective study reported a 2-fold increase in hysterectomy rates in women outpatient clinical attenders with osteoarthritis (OA) compared to controls. Our study was undertaken to confirm the findings of a previous case-control study which suggested hysterectomy to be a risk factor for OA. A retrospective cohort study design was used that would reduce the problems of selection bias. One hundred and sixty-two women who had undergone a hysterectomy between 1978 and 1979 (current m...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
18
Issue:
12
Pages:
1877-1883
Publication date:
1991-12-05
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:e41f180e-a757-4a71-9071-adbad1fc8216
Source identifiers:
369006
Local pid:
pubs:369006

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