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The relative risk of aortic aneurysm in patients with giant cell arteritis compared with the general population of the UK

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Objectives: To evaluate the risk of aortic aneurysm in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) compared with age-, gender- and location-matched controls.Methods: A UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD) parallel cohort study of 6999 patients with GCA and 41 994 controls, matched on location, age and gender, was carried out. A competing risk model using aortic aneurysm as the primary outcome and non-aortic-aneurysm-related death as the competing risk was used to determine the relative r...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES
Volume:
74
Issue:
1
Pages:
129-135
Publication date:
2015-01-05
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EISSN:
1468-2060
ISSN:
0003-4967
URN:
uuid:f397c922-7a15-4012-98c5-c0ec4c73fcf3
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501256
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pubs:501256

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