Evaluation of factors associated with glucocorticoid-induced osteopenia in patients with rheumatic diseases.

@article{Dykman1985EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of factors associated with glucocorticoid-induced osteopenia in patients with rheumatic diseases.},
  author={T R Dykman and O S Gluck and William J. Murphy and Theodore J. Hahn and Bevra Hannahs Hahn},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1985},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={361-8}
}
In 161 ambulatory rheumatic disease patients receiving long-term prednisone therapy, diaphyseal mass (DM) and metaphyseal mass (MM) of the forearm were measured by single photon absorptiometry, and bone radiographs were reviewed when available. Multivariate analysis of treatment and patient characteristics demonstrated that glucocorticoid-induced osteopenia… CONTINUE READING