This study was designed to assess the relationship between breast implants and certain rheumatologic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis and diffuse connective tissue diseases).
The study base was a rheumatological practice in Atlanta, Georgia that started in 1982 and began computerizing its records in 1985.
The computerized records through May 1992 included 4229 women patients, 150 with breast implants and 721 with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and/or one of the connective tissue diseases (CTDs).
Of the 721 patients who had been diagnosed as having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and/or one of the connective tissue diseases (CTDs), 392 had rheumatoid arthritis, 344 had connective tissue disease, 15 had both rheumatoid arthritis and a connective tissue disease, and 33 had more than one connective tissue disease.
Of the patients with connective tissue disease, 179 had systemic lupus erythematosus, 64 had scleroderma, 49 had Sjögren's syndrome, 36 had dermatomyositis or polymyositis, and 49 had mixed connective tissue disease.
Data were analyzed by univariate and multivariate techniques including logistic regression.
Significant variables included age at first visit, income strata, and period of first visit.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Complication, Chirurgie plastique, Glande mammaire, Prothèse, Siloxane polymère, Homme, Femelle, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Connective tissue disease, Complication, Plastic surgery, Mammary gland, Prosthesis, Siloxane polymer, Human, Female, Georgia, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0241398
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 09/06/1995.