Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and its relation to back pain among older men: the MrOS Study.

@article{Holton2011DiffuseIS,
  title={Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and its relation to back pain among older men: the MrOS Study.},
  author={Kathleen F Holton and Patrick Joel Denard and Jung U. Yoo and D M Kado and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and Lynn M Marshall},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={
          131-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in a cross-sectional study of elderly men age 65 to 100 years and to examine back and neck pain as possible correlates of DISH. METHODS DISH was defined using Resnick's criteria and scored according to Mata on lateral spine radiographs of 298 randomly selected participants from the MrOS Study. Standardized self-reported questionnaires were used to assess the frequency and severity of back and neck pain… CONTINUE READING
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