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The influence of systemic glucocorticoid therapy upon the risk of non-serious infection in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a nested case–control study
  1. W G Dixon1,2,
  2. A Kezouh2,
  3. S Bernatsky3,
  4. S Suissa2
  1. 1Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre,The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute – Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  3. 3Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr W G Dixon, Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, The University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK; will.dixon{at}manchester.ac.uk

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  • Funding WGD was partly supported by a travel award from the Dickinson Trust Scholarship Fund, Central Manchester Foundation Trust. The database acquisition was funded by a grant to SS from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the McGill University Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Funding WGD was partly supported by a travel award from the Dickinson Trust Scholarship Fund, Central Manchester Foundation Trust. The database acquisition was funded by a grant to SS from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the McGill University Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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