• association
  • A few studies did find an association between the implants and certain diseases related to abnormal immune system activity, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren syndrome (which affects the saliva and tear glands). (medbroadcast.com)
  • If you don't account for those factors, you can't know whether there's a true association between the implants themselves and health outcomes," Balk said. (medbroadcast.com)
  • Ken is also a member of the breast implant litigation group of the association of the Trial Lawyers of America. (molllawgroup.com)
  • factors
  • According to Balk, a major issue across all 32 studies is that most were flawed -- failing to account for other factors that could explain a connection between breast implants and disease risk. (medbroadcast.com)