Factors influencing bone loss in rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal study.

@article{Cortet2000FactorsIB,
  title={Factors influencing bone loss in rheumatoid arthritis: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Bernard Cortet and Mich{\`e}le Guyot and Elisabeth Solau and Pascal Pigny and F Dumoulin and Ren{\'e} Marc Flipo and Xavier Marchandise and Bernard Delcambre},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={683-90}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the occurrence of bone loss in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to determine the factors influencing bone loss (particularly the usefulness of bone turnover markers) over an 18-month period. METHODS A total of 51 patients were studied, 6 men and 45 females (of whom 35 were menopausal). Their mean age was 56 +/- 10 years and the mean RA duration was 12 +/- 10 years. Twenty-eight (55%) were receiving corticosteroids (10 mg/day for a mean duration of 6 +/- 5 years). Several… CONTINUE READING

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DELCAMBRE B: How useful are bone turnover markers in rheumatoid arthritis

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