Factors Associated with Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

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Through this systematic review and meta-analysis, we found that older age, male sex, smoking history, higher CPI, lower DLCO% predicted, lower FVC% predicted, UIP pattern on HRCT, emphysema presence and acute exacerbation of ILD were associated with an increased risk of mortality in RA-ILD.