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Association between sinusitis and incident rheumatic diseases: a population-based study

Overview of attention for article published in RMD Open, February 2024
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Title
Association between sinusitis and incident rheumatic diseases: a population-based study
Published in
RMD Open, February 2024
DOI 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003622
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Vanessa L Kronzer, John M Davis, Andrew C Hanson, Jeffrey A Sparks, Elena Myasoedova, Ali Duarte-Garcia, Alicia M Hinze, Ashima Makol, Mattew J Koster, Robert Vassallo, Kenneth J Warrington, Kerry Wright, Cynthia S Crowson

Abstract

To determine whether antecedent sinusitis is associated with incident rheumatic disease. This population-based case-control study included all individuals meeting classification criteria for rheumatic diseases between 1995 and 2014. We matched three controls to each case on age, sex and length of prior electronic health record history. The primary exposure was presence of sinusitis, ascertained by diagnosis codes (positive predictive value 96%). We fit logistic regression models to estimate ORs for incident rheumatic diseases and disease groups, adjusted for confounders. We identified 1729 incident rheumatic disease cases and 5187 matched controls (mean age 63, 67% women, median 14 years electronic health record history). After adjustment, preceding sinusitis was associated with increased risk of several rheumatic diseases, including antiphospholipid syndrome (OR 7.0, 95% CI 1.8 to 27), Sjögren's disease (OR 2.4, 95% CI 1.1 to 5.3), vasculitis (OR 1.4, 95% CI 1.1 to 1.9) and polymyalgia rheumatica (OR 1.4, 95% CI 1.0 to 2.0). Acute sinusitis was also associated with increased risk of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (OR 1.8, 95% CI 1.1 to 3.1). Sinusitis was most associated with any rheumatic disease in the 5-10 years before disease onset (OR 1.7, 95% CI 1.3 to 2.3). Individuals with seven or more codes for sinusitis had the highest risk for rheumatic disease (OR 1.7, 95% CI 1.3 to 2.4). In addition, the association between sinusitis and incident rheumatic diseases showed the highest point estimates for never smokers (OR 1.7, 95% CI 1.3 to 2.2). Preceding sinusitis is associated with increased incidence of rheumatic diseases, suggesting a possible role for sinus inflammation in their pathogenesis.

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Unknown 4 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 75%
Unknown 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 75%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 25%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 217. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2024.
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#180,162
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#13
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