Hanh Hung Dao

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INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, and this occurs early in the disease process. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) may contribute to the excess cardiovascular burden observed in RA; however, little information is available regarding MetS in early RA. We aimed to identify the(More)
Generalised bone mineral density (BMD) reduction often occurs in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, in early RA, there is a disagreement with regard to BMD in the femoral neck and lumbar spine, and there is no available information for the whole body. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the BMD, frequency of osteoporosis and(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize body composition phenotypes using a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method and to explore factors potentially contributing to alterations in body composition in Vietnamese women with early RA. METHODS A total of 105 women with early RA (disease duration ≤ 3 years) and 105 age-matched healthy women underwent physical(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the body composition, to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), and to examine the association between body composition and the components of MetS in Vietnamese patients with primary gout. METHODS A total of 107 males with gout and 107 age-matched healthy males underwent physical examination, body composition(More)
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