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Prevalence, incidence and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a cohort of Mexican Mestizo early rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: the complex relationship between MetS and disease activity.

Parra-Salcedo F, Contreras-Yáñez I, Elías-López D, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Pascual-Ramos V - Arthritis Res. Ther. (2015)

Bottom Line: Appropriated statistics and Cox regression analysis were used.Up to March 2014, data from 160 patients were analyzed.At baseline, they were more frequently middle-aged females and had moderate to high disease activity.

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Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, colonia sección XVI, Tlalpan 14000, México, DF, México. fepa_an@hotmail.com.

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Introduction: A higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been described in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), along with an association with disease activity. Objectives were to describe prevalence of MetS at RA diagnosis in a cohort of Mexican Mestizo early RA patients, and to define a causal association between MetS and disease activity.

Methods: The study population was a prospective cohort. At baseline and at fixed 6-months-intervals, patients had medical evaluations, fasting serum glucose, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and acute reactant-phase determinations. MetS was defined according to international criteria and body mass index (BMI)≥30 kg/m2 was used as a surrogate of the waist circumference. The study was approved by the internal review board. Appropriated statistics and Cox regression analysis were used. All statistical tests were two-sided and evaluated at the 0.05 significance level.

Results: Up to March 2014, data from 160 patients were analyzed. At baseline, they were more frequently middle-aged females and had moderate to high disease activity. Prevalence of MetS varied from 11.3% to 17.5% in patients and was lower to that from matched controls (versus 26.3% to 30%, P≤0.01). Up to last follow-up, 39 patients (34.5%) developed incidental MetS. In the Cox regression analysis, cumulative disease activity score (DAS) 28 (odds ratio (OR): 1.81, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.346 to 2.433, P=0.000) and baseline BMI (OR: 1.13, 96% CI: 1.035 to 1.236, P=0.007) were the only predictors for incidental MetS. RA patients with incidental MetS accumulated more disease activity and had less frequent remission than their counterparts. Logistic regression analysis showed that incidental MetS (OR: 0.2, 95% CI: 0.01 to 0.99, P=0.052) and baseline DAS28 (OR: 0.4, 95% CI: 0.2 to 0.9, P=0.02) were the only predictors for achieving or maintaining sustained (≥6 months) remission.

Conclusions: MetS prevalence in a cohort of early RA patients was lower than that from matched controls. Cumulative disease activity and higher BMI were risk factors for incidental Mets; higher baseline disease activity and incidental MetS prevented sustained remission. In addition to disease activity, MetS needs to be controlled to impact disease outcomes.

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Mentions: To explore the relationship between MetS and disease activity-related outcomes we first identified RA patients who developed incidental MetS at some point during their follow-up. According to the AHA/NHLBI definition, 39 patients (34.5%) out of 113 baseline MetS-free patients with adequate follow-up developed incidental MetS. The global MetS incidence rate was 8 per 100 persons/year; as shown in Figure 2, the annual incidental rate of MetS tended to decrease after the third year of follow-up.Figure 2


Prevalence, incidence and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a cohort of Mexican Mestizo early rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: the complex relationship between MetS and disease activity.

Parra-Salcedo F, Contreras-Yáñez I, Elías-López D, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Pascual-Ramos V - Arthritis Res. Ther. (2015)

Annual metabolic syndrome incidence rate. MetS, metabolic syndrome.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4362822&req=5

Fig2: Annual metabolic syndrome incidence rate. MetS, metabolic syndrome.
Mentions: To explore the relationship between MetS and disease activity-related outcomes we first identified RA patients who developed incidental MetS at some point during their follow-up. According to the AHA/NHLBI definition, 39 patients (34.5%) out of 113 baseline MetS-free patients with adequate follow-up developed incidental MetS. The global MetS incidence rate was 8 per 100 persons/year; as shown in Figure 2, the annual incidental rate of MetS tended to decrease after the third year of follow-up.Figure 2

Bottom Line: Appropriated statistics and Cox regression analysis were used.Up to March 2014, data from 160 patients were analyzed.At baseline, they were more frequently middle-aged females and had moderate to high disease activity.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, colonia sección XVI, Tlalpan 14000, México, DF, México. fepa_an@hotmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: A higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been described in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), along with an association with disease activity. Objectives were to describe prevalence of MetS at RA diagnosis in a cohort of Mexican Mestizo early RA patients, and to define a causal association between MetS and disease activity.

Methods: The study population was a prospective cohort. At baseline and at fixed 6-months-intervals, patients had medical evaluations, fasting serum glucose, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and acute reactant-phase determinations. MetS was defined according to international criteria and body mass index (BMI)≥30 kg/m2 was used as a surrogate of the waist circumference. The study was approved by the internal review board. Appropriated statistics and Cox regression analysis were used. All statistical tests were two-sided and evaluated at the 0.05 significance level.

Results: Up to March 2014, data from 160 patients were analyzed. At baseline, they were more frequently middle-aged females and had moderate to high disease activity. Prevalence of MetS varied from 11.3% to 17.5% in patients and was lower to that from matched controls (versus 26.3% to 30%, P≤0.01). Up to last follow-up, 39 patients (34.5%) developed incidental MetS. In the Cox regression analysis, cumulative disease activity score (DAS) 28 (odds ratio (OR): 1.81, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.346 to 2.433, P=0.000) and baseline BMI (OR: 1.13, 96% CI: 1.035 to 1.236, P=0.007) were the only predictors for incidental MetS. RA patients with incidental MetS accumulated more disease activity and had less frequent remission than their counterparts. Logistic regression analysis showed that incidental MetS (OR: 0.2, 95% CI: 0.01 to 0.99, P=0.052) and baseline DAS28 (OR: 0.4, 95% CI: 0.2 to 0.9, P=0.02) were the only predictors for achieving or maintaining sustained (≥6 months) remission.

Conclusions: MetS prevalence in a cohort of early RA patients was lower than that from matched controls. Cumulative disease activity and higher BMI were risk factors for incidental Mets; higher baseline disease activity and incidental MetS prevented sustained remission. In addition to disease activity, MetS needs to be controlled to impact disease outcomes.

No MeSH data available.


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