Limiting cardiovascular risk in Irish rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127676
Title:
Limiting cardiovascular risk in Irish rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Authors:
Ambrose, N L; O'Connell, P; Kearns, G
Affiliation:
Rheumatology Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. nambrose2001@yahoo.co.uk
Citation:
Limiting cardiovascular risk in Irish rheumatoid arthritis patients. 2009, 178 (1):53-5 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127676
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0252-x
PubMed ID:
19005635
Abstract:
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.; Our aims were: (1) to assess how thoroughly RA patients were being screened for cardiovascular risk factors in our outpatient population and (2) to evaluate the benefit of introducing a shared care cardiovascular booklet.; We assessed 80 patients who attend our service with RA. Our initial audit revealed that 80% of patients had not been thoroughly assessed for basic cardiovascular risk. Based on these findings, we created a shared care booklet.; On re-auditing our service, we found a significant improvement in the assessment of cardiovascular risks.; There is currently a low level of screening for cardiovascular risks in busy outpatient clinics. We felt the introduction of a shared care booklet allowed an increased level of screening in our clinics and also acted as a tool for doctor and patient education.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Cardiovascular Diseases; Humans; Ireland; Mass Screening; Medical Audit; Prevalence; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAmbrose, N Len
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Pen
dc.contributor.authorKearns, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T10:46:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T10:46:38Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationLimiting cardiovascular risk in Irish rheumatoid arthritis patients. 2009, 178 (1):53-5 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19005635-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0252-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127676-
dc.description.abstractPatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.-
dc.description.abstractOur aims were: (1) to assess how thoroughly RA patients were being screened for cardiovascular risk factors in our outpatient population and (2) to evaluate the benefit of introducing a shared care cardiovascular booklet.-
dc.description.abstractWe assessed 80 patients who attend our service with RA. Our initial audit revealed that 80% of patients had not been thoroughly assessed for basic cardiovascular risk. Based on these findings, we created a shared care booklet.-
dc.description.abstractOn re-auditing our service, we found a significant improvement in the assessment of cardiovascular risks.-
dc.description.abstractThere is currently a low level of screening for cardiovascular risks in busy outpatient clinics. We felt the introduction of a shared care booklet allowed an increased level of screening in our clinics and also acted as a tool for doctor and patient education.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshArthritis, Rheumatoid-
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseases-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titleLimiting cardiovascular risk in Irish rheumatoid arthritis patients.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRheumatology Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. nambrose2001@yahoo.co.uken
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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