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Arthritis
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 371909, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/371909
Review Article

Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review in Latin America

Center for Autoimmune Diseases Research (CREA), School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universidad del Rosario, 111221 Bogotá, Colombia

Received 31 July 2012; Accepted 27 August 2012

Academic Editor: Claudio Galarza-Maldonado

Copyright © 2012 Juan Camilo Sarmiento-Monroy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

A database with pertinent information from these studies which included authors, name of study, country, language, study design, number of patients, objective, cardiovascular outcome, method of hypothesis testing, results, limits/bias of the study, and reference was created. Disagreements between the reviewers were resolved by consensus. Each record was classified based on the quality score of the studies that was assigned by applying the levels established by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine 2011 in order to evaluate the risk of bias [78].

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