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To compare quantitative ultrasound (QUS) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone measurements in female rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and controls were randomly selected from the(More)
BACKGROUND Low socioeconomic status is a known risk factor for disability pension, and is also associated with health problems. To what degree health problems can explain the increased risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between hand bone mineral density (BMD) and radiographic joint damage, and between hand BMD and fractures in 50-70 year old women with longstanding RA. (More)
BACKGROUND Preliminary clinical criteria based on age, inflammation, and immobility have been proposed to identify which patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should be examined by dual energy x(More)