Decline in hand bone mineral density indicates increased risk of erosive change in early rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Black2014DeclineIH,
  title={Decline in hand bone mineral density indicates increased risk of erosive change in early rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Rebecca Black and Llewellyn D J Spargo and Carl Schultz and Brittany Chatterton and Les G Cleland and Susan M. Lester and Catherine L Hill and Susanna M Proudman},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2014},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={515-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite better disease suppression with combination disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), some patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have progressive erosive disease. The objective of this study was to determine whether hand bone mineral density (BMD) loss in the first 6 months of treatment indicates increased risk of erosions at 12… CONTINUE READING