Mirieme Ghazi

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Vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) is a convenient tool for the diagnosis of vertebral fracture in RA. Optimal control of inflammation may be an effective means to protect against vertebral fractures. The aim of this case–control study was to assess the prevalence of vertebral fractures (VFs) in patients with RA using VFA technology. Consecutive women (N =(More)
The recently completed European trial of interferon betahad a greater reduction of cerebral volume in the placebo group (mean reduction at month 36: placebo 5.1%, IFNβ1b (IFNβ-1b) in patients with secondary progressive 1b 1.8%, P < 0.05) whereas those with Gd-enhancing multiple sclerosis (SP multiple sclerosis) has given an lesions showed a trend to greater(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most common form of arthritis. A positive association between obesity and several occupational factors and knee OA has been observed in previous studies in populations of different ethnicity. The aim of this study was to examine the relation between knee OA and body weight and occupational factors in a Moroccan sample(More)
The aim of this study was to test bone mineral density (BMD), trabecular bone score (TBS), and their combination, for detection of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with vertebral fractures (VFs). One hundred eighty-five women aged 56.0 ± 13.5 yr, with RA since 15.5 ± 9.9 yr were studied. Lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck BMD were assessed by(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) measurements are frequently performed repeatedly for each patient. Subsequent BMD measurements allow reproducibility to be assessed. Previous studies have suggested that reproducibility may be influenced by age and clinical status. The purpose of the study was to examine the reproducibility of BMD by dual energy X-ray(More)
Introduction Measuring bone mineral density (BMD) is a widely accepted strategy for identifying subjects with an increased risk of fracture. However, because of limited availability of BMD technology in some communities and cost considerations, it has been proposed that BMD measurements be targeted to subjects with risk factors for osteoporosis. Recently,(More)
Due to its low cost, portability, and nonionizing radiation, quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the heel is an alternative to the measurement with dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in the evaluation of bone status. The objective of the study is to compare in asymptomatic postmenopausal women the ability of QUS and DXA to discriminate between those with and(More)
The acetabulum is a very rare location for osteoid osteoma. The diagnosis is difficult and usually delayed because the acetabulum is a rare site for this tumour and clinical signs are non-specific. Reported herein is the case of a 33-year-old woman who had non-specific pain and limitation of range of motion of the right hip. Bone scan, computed tomography(More)
Aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy significantly increases the disease-free survival in postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. AIs are potent inhibitors of oestradiol production. Large adjuvant trials showed that the third-generation AIs (i.e., anastrozole, letrozole and exemestane) are risk factors for an increased bone loss,(More)
Measuring bone mineral density (BMD) is a widely accepted strategy for identifying subjects with an increased risk of fracture. However, because of limited availability of BMD technology in some communities and cost considerations, it has been proposed that BMD measurements be targeted to subjects with risk factors for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis(More)