Real-World Incidence of Malignancies, Infections and Auto-Immune Diseases in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Biological vs. Non-Biological Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs: A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

AUTHORS: Simon T., Kostelec J., Franek J.
CONFERENCE: 23rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management ICPE 2017
DATE: August 26-30, 2017.


  • To perform a systematic literature review to identify publications reporting the rate of malignancies, autoimmune diseases, and infections for BDMARDs vs. NBDMARDs
  • To determine the comparative incidence of immune-related events through meta-analysis