Michael A Pitts-Kiefer

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Our aim was to compare bone gene expression in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and primary osteoporosis (OP) patients. Secondary aims were to determine the association of gene expression of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway with inflammatory cytokines in the bone microenvironment and to assess the serum levels of Wnt/β-catenin proteins in both groups. RA(More)
Materials and methods RA patients submitted to hip replacement surgery were recruited. They were matched to a group of primary OP patients for bone mineral density and major clinical fracture risk factors (age, gender, BMI). Trabecular bone microarchitecture was assessed by micro-computed tomography and bone mechanical behavior by compression tests. Bone(More)
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