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OBJECTIVE To compare the quantitative and qualitative information obtained by Doppler ultrasound (US) measurements of the wrist joints and the small joints of the hand with the information obtained by postcontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to correlate the imaging results with clinical observations in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (More)
BACKGROUND Low bone mineral density in late postmenopausal women has been associated with increased nontrauma mortality. We investigated whether bone mass in women soon after menopause was also associated with the risk of mortality in later life. METHODS Between 1977 and 1988, two samples of healthy women were enrolled; one group soon after the menopause(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the presence of flow by Doppler ultrasound (DUS) in the wrist and finger joints (carpometacarpal 1 (CMC1), metacarpophalangeal (MCP), and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints) of healthy controls. METHODS Twenty seven healthy volunteers (15 women, 12 men; mean age 45 years, range 18-93) with a total of 324 joints were examined by(More)
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