Nadine A Defranoux

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INTRODUCTION Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) is a key regulator of bone metabolism. Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) have been suggested to cause bone destruction by osteoclast activation. We investigated the relationship between RANKL and ACPA in patients with early untreated rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS(More)
The 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) updated classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) focus on identifying patients at early disease stage. 1 They facilitate early implementation of RA disease-modifying therapy, which has been associated with improved clinical and structural outcomes. 2 3(More)
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