Bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Mok2005BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Chi Chiu Mok and Anselm Mak and Kwok Man Ma},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={106-12}
}
The objective was to study the bone mineral density (BMD) and its clinical determinants in a cohort of postmenopausal patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). All postmenopausal SLE patients receiving long term glucocorticoids were identified from our medical clinics. Lumbar and femoral BMDs were measured by dual X-ray absorptiometry. Clinical determinants of BMD were studied by simple and multiple linear regression. Variables evaluated were: age, body mass index, parity, duration of… CONTINUE READING

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