Bone mineral density status and frequency of osteoporosis and clinical fractures in 155 patients with psoriatic arthritis followed in a university hospital.

@article{Busquets2014BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density status and frequency of osteoporosis and clinical fractures in 155 patients with psoriatic arthritis followed in a university hospital.},
  author={Noem{\'i} Busquets and Carmen G{\'o}mez Vaquero and Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez Moreno and Daniel Roig Vilaseca and Javier Narv{\'a}ez and Loreto Carmona and Joan Miquel Nolla},
  journal={Reumatologia clinica},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={89-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the bone mineral density (BMD) and the frequency of osteoporosis and clinical fractures in a large group of Spanish patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). PATIENTS AND METHODS BMD was determined by DXA in all the patients who were willing to participate and had peripheral PsA regularly evaluated in a tertiary university hospital. All patients underwent a physical examination and general laboratory analysis. We gathered demographic and clinical variables related with BMD… CONTINUE READING

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