Affiliated to research
I am a PhD student at the Clinical Epidemiology Division and resident physician in rheumatology. In my research I am studying the risk for venous thromboembolism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), usually divided into deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. This is of highly important since VTE events are relatively common and potentially lethal conditions. To this date, the reason why RA patients are at higher risk than others is only partially known. There are several known risk factors for VTE, and many of these are more common in RA patients. Inflammation is known to increase the coagulability of blood, but the actual effect of inflammation on VTE risk is not fully known. To learn more about the VTE risk in RA patients and how it varies with disease activity and other RA-specific factors, we perform epidemiological research using data from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register (SRQ) and other national patient registers.
MD, University of Gothenburg, 2013.