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Response to: 'Mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis: mission incomplete' by Moiseev et al
  1. Juan Antonio Avina-Zubieta1,2,
  2. Natasha Dehghan2,
  3. Ju Ann Tan1,3
  1. 1Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  2. 2Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  3. 3Department of Rheumatology, Western Health, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Juan Antonio Avina-Zubieta, Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 1L7, Canada; azubieta{at}arthritisresearch.ca

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We thank Professor Moiseev and colleagues for their comments on our article.1 We acknowledge the limitations of including observational studies in our meta-analysis. We also agree that observational studies often suffer from confounding and selection biases, limiting the comparability between studies.2 This was also reflected by the …

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