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Research Article

Persistence with Statins and Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study

  • Gabriel Chodick equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Gabriel Chodick, Howard Amital

    hodik_g@mac.org.il

    Affiliations: Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Howard Amital equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Gabriel Chodick, Howard Amital

    Affiliations: Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba, Israel

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  • Yoav Shalem,

    Affiliation: Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Ehud Kokia,

    Affiliation: Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Anthony D. Heymann,

    Affiliations: Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Avi Porath,

    Affiliations: Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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  • Varda Shalev

    Affiliations: Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Published: September 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000336

About the Authors

Gabriel Chodick, Ehud Kokia, Anthony D. Heymann, Avi Porath, Varda Shalev
Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
Gabriel Chodick, Howard Amital, Yoav Shalem, Anthony D. Heymann, Varda Shalev
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Howard Amital
Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba, Israel
Avi Porath
Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: hodik_g@mac.org.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GC HA YS EK ADH AP VS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GC HA YS EK ADH AP VS. Designed the experiments/the study: GC HA YS ADH VS. Analyzed the data: GC HA YS. Collected data/did experiments for the study: HA YS. Enrolled patients: HA. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HA EK ADH AP VS.