Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

Smoking, Obesity Link with Sjögren Syndrome Gauged

J Rheumatol; ePub 2019 Jan 15; Servioli, Maciel, et al

Current smoking was inversely associated with case/control status in primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS), while body mass index (BMI) lacked any association, according to a recent population-based cohort study. Olmsted County, MN residents (n=106) diagnosed with pSS from 2000 to 2015 were compared to 3 controls without pSS and matched for age and sex. Researchers found:

  • Current smokers were less likely to be pSS cases (odds ratio [OR] 0.34), while there was no association between former smoking and case/control status (OR 1.27) compared to never smokers.
  • Smoking status was not associated with antinuclear antibody, anti-Sjögren-syndrome-related antigen A (anti-SSA), anti-Sjögren syndrome type B (anti-SSB), or rheumatoid factor positivity.
  • OR for obesity was 0.79.

Citation:

Servioli L, Maciel G, Nannani C, et al. Association of smoking and obesity on the risk of developing primary Sjögren syndrome: A population-based cohort study. [Published online ahead of print January 15, 2019]. J Rheumatol. doi:10.3899/jrheum.180481.

This Week's Must Reads

Long-term Opioid Use with Severe OA by Geography, Arthritis Rheumatol; ePub 2019 Jan 28; Desai, et al

Family History of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Disease, Arthritis Care Res; ePub 2019 Jan 25; Solmaz, et al

Remission/Low Disease Activity Protective in SLE , Lupus; ePub 2019 Jan 24; Alarcón, Ugarte-Gil, et al

Dietary Niacin Linked with Incident Hip Fracture, J Bone Miner Res; ePub 2019 Jan 19; Carbone, et al

Must Reads in Mixed Topics

Long-term Opioid Use with Severe OA by Geography, Arthritis Rheumatol; ePub 2019 Jan 28; Desai, et al

Sleep Quality, Sleep Disorders in People with Gout, Arthritis Res Ther; ePub 2019 Jan 25; Singh

Smoking, Obesity Link with Sjögren Syndrome Gauged, J Rheumatol; ePub 2019 Jan 15; Servioli, Maciel, et al

Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis and Mental Health, J Shoulder Elbow Surg; ePub 2018 Dec 12; Kohan, et al

RA and Mortality in End Stage Renal Disease, J Clin Rheumatol; ePub 2018 Dec 5; Paudyal, et al