http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2012/05/14/annrheumdis-2012-201357.abstract?papetocGender difference in disease expression, radiographic damage and disability among patients with psoriatic arthritis
Dafna D Gladman, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Research Institute, Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic, Centre for Prognostic Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto 97914, Canada
DDG had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Results
Three hundred and forty-five men and 245 women were included in the study. Axial involvement was more frequent in men (42.9% vs 31%, p=0.003). In multivariate analysis, adjusting for potential confounders, men were more likely to develop axial involvement (OR 1.8, p=0.003). Men were also more likely to develop more severe radiographic damage in the peripheral joints as evident by mSS. Men were more likely to be in a higher mSS damage category compared with women after adjusting for potential confounders in multivariate analysis (OR 1.6, p=0.007). Women suffered from more severe limitations in function and worse quality of life compared with men based on several patients' reported outcomes."
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But Dr Dafne Gladman involvement is invariably meaningful.