Abnormal body composition phenotypes in Vietnamese women with early rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Dao2011AbnormalBC,
  title={Abnormal body composition phenotypes in Vietnamese women with early rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Hanh Hung Dao and Quan-Trung Do and Junichi Sakamoto},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={
          1250-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To characterize body composition phenotypes using a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method and to explore factors potentially contributing to alterations in body composition in Vietnamese women with early RA. METHODS A total of 105 women with early RA (disease duration ≤ 3 years) and 105 age-matched healthy women underwent physical examination, total and regional lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM) with DXA. The 28-joint DAS (DAS-28) and disability using HAQ score, nutrition… CONTINUE READING
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