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Low disease activity (DAS28≤3.2) reduces the risk of first cardiovascular event in rheumatoid arthritis: a time-dependent Cox regression analysis in a large cohort study
  1. Elke EA Arts1,
  2. Jaap Fransen2,
  3. Alfons A Den Broeder3,
  4. Piet L C M van Riel4,5,
  5. Calin D Popa1,3
  1. 1Department of Rheumatology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Rheumatology, Medicines Evaluation Board, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  3. 3Department of Rheumatology, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  4. 4Department of Rheumatology, Bernhoven, Uden, The Netherlands
  5. 5Department of Rheumatology, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, IQ healthcare, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Elke EA Arts, Department of Rheumatology, Radboud University Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 8, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands; elkearts{at}gmail.com, elkearts{at}hotmail.com

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  • Contributors All authors have given substantial contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data, have drafted and/or revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content and have given final approval of the version to be submitted for publication. EEA had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the analysis.

  • Competing interests None delared.

  • Ethics approval CMO Arnhem Nijmegen.

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

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  • Contributors All authors have given substantial contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data, have drafted and/or revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content and have given final approval of the version to be submitted for publication. EEA had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the analysis.

  • Competing interests None delared.

  • Ethics approval CMO Arnhem Nijmegen.

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

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