Inflammation and bone resorption as independent factors of accelerated arterial wall thickening in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{NagataSakurai2003InflammationAB,
  title={Inflammation and bone resorption as independent factors of accelerated arterial wall thickening in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Mayumi Nagata-Sakurai and Masaaki Inaba and Hitoshi Goto and Yasuro Kumeda and Yutaka Furumitsu and Kentaro Inui and Hidenori Koyama and Masanori Emoto and Eiji Ishimura and Tetsuo Shoji and Yoshiki Nishizawa},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2003},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={3061-7}
}
OBJECTIVE We recently reported that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients had increased intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA). The present longitudinal study was performed to determine whether the change in arterial thickness was accelerated in RA patients and to determine which factor was important in the progression of arterial wall changes. METHODS We studied 62 female RA patients with stable disease activity and 63 healthy female controls. IMT of the CCA was… CONTINUE READING