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Correction to: The effect of glucocorticoid therapy on mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant type II diabetes: a retrospective cohort study

The Original Article was published on 19 February 2020

Correction to: BMC Rheumatol 4, 4 (2020)

https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/s41927-019-0105-4

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors noted several errors in the reported values in Table 2, the ‘Results’ section of the abstract, and in the first sentence of the “All-cause mortality” sub-section. The correct Table and text are given below with the corrected values highlighted in bold for the Abstract.

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Abstract

Results: In those without DM GC use had a 4.4-fold increased all-cause mortality RR (95% confidence interval (CI): 3.77 to 5.07) compared to non-use, whilst those with DM had a lower RR for GC use (2.99 (95% CI: 2.32, 3.87)). However, those with DM had a higher RD associated with GC use because of their higher baseline risk. In those with DM, GC use was associated with an additional 44.9 deaths/1000 person-years (pyrs) (95% CI: 32.9 to 56.8) compared to non-use, while in those without DM GC use was associated with an additional 34.4 deaths/1000 pyrs (95% CI: 30.1 to 38.7). A similar pattern was seen for CV mortality. The adjusted Cox proportional hazards model showed no evidence of multiplicative interaction, but additive interaction indicated a non-significant increased risk. For CV mortality there was no interaction on either scale.

Table 2 Mortality rates, rate ratios and rate difference by diabetes mellitus and glucocorticoid use status

In the “All-cause mortality” sub-section it now correctly reads “During follow-up there were 1005 deaths” rather than 1002 deaths.

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    Costello RE, Marsden A, Movahedi M, et al. The effect of glucocorticoid therapy on mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant type II diabetes: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Rheumatol. 2020;4:4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/s41927-019-0105-4.

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Costello, R.E., Marsden, A., Movahedi, M. et al. Correction to: The effect of glucocorticoid therapy on mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant type II diabetes: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Rheumatol 5, 11 (2021). https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/s41927-021-00181-8

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