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The relation between total joint arthroplasty and risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis: propensity score matched landmark analysis

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6187 (Published 30 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6187

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Re: The relation between total joint arthroplasty and risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis: propensity score matched landmark analysis

Thought-provoking article. As an ID physician, I sometimes see life-threatening infections following total knee replacements. This makes me wonder how perioperative mortality (pulmonary embolus, nosocomial pneumonia, for example) or an infected prosthesis would alter your outcomes.

Competing interests: No competing interests

31 October 2013
Judy A Stone
Infectious Disease physician
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1000 Miller Ave, Cumberland, MD