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Incident myocardial infarction associated with major types of arthritis in the general population: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Orit Schieir1,
  2. Cedomir Tosevski2,
  3. Richard H Glazier3,
  4. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson4,
  5. Elizabeth M Badley1,5
  1. 1 Division of Epidemiology, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2 Rouge Valley Health System, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3 Department of Family and Community Medicine, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4 Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5 Division of Health Care & Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Elizabeth M Badley, Toronto Western Research Institute, 399 Bathurst Street, MP-10th Floor, Suite 310, Toronto, Canada M5T 2S8; e.badley{at}utoronto.ca

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  • Handling editor Tore K Kvien

  • Contributors OS designed and prepared the study protocol, developed the search strategy in conjunction with an information specialist, performed search screening, data abstraction, quality appraisal of studies, carried out the analysis and interpretation of results and drafted the manuscript. She is guarantor. CT performed search screening, data abstraction, quality appraisal of studies, revised and approved the manuscript. SH-J, RHG and EMB contributed to the study design, protocol, analysis plan, interpretation of the results and revised and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding OS received a doctoral training award from the Fonds de la Recherche du Québec—Santé. RHG is supported as a Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and at St. Michael's Hospital.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

  • Data sharing statement Add data provided within manuscript or as online supplementary material.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Tore K Kvien

  • Contributors OS designed and prepared the study protocol, developed the search strategy in conjunction with an information specialist, performed search screening, data abstraction, quality appraisal of studies, carried out the analysis and interpretation of results and drafted the manuscript. She is guarantor. CT performed search screening, data abstraction, quality appraisal of studies, revised and approved the manuscript. SH-J, RHG and EMB contributed to the study design, protocol, analysis plan, interpretation of the results and revised and approved the manuscript.

  • Funding OS received a doctoral training award from the Fonds de la Recherche du Québec—Santé. RHG is supported as a Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and at St. Michael's Hospital.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

  • Data sharing statement Add data provided within manuscript or as online supplementary material.

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