Table 2

Ischemic arterial events and surrogate measures of atherosclerosis in systemic sclerosis patients versus controls.

Patients (n = 111)

Controls (n = 105)

Odds ratio (95% CI)

P value


Any arterial event % (n)

18 (20)

7 (7)

3.1 (1.2-7.6)

0.01

IHD % (n)

12 (13)

4 (4)

3.3 (1.1-10.6)

0.03

ICVD % (n)

3 (4)

3 (3)

0.9 (0.2-4.7)

ns

IPVD % (n)

8 (9)

1 (1)

9.2 (1.1-73.7)

0.02

Plaques % (n)

48 (52)

41 (43)

1.3 (0.7-2.3)

ns

β-coefficient

IMT mm

0.68 ± 0.13

0.68 ± 0.13

-0.02

ns

ABI

1.13 (1.1-1.2)

1.12 (1.1-1.2)

-0.08

ns


Any arterial event refers to any ischemic arterial event, including IHD, ICVD and IPVD. IHD, ischemic heart disease; ICVD, ischemic cerebrovascular disease; IPVD, ischemic peripheral vascular disease; IMT, intima-media thickness; ABI, ankle-brachial index.

Nordin et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R87   doi:10.1186/ar4267

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