Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

@article{Mader2009MetabolicSA,
  title={Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.},
  author={Reuven Mader and Irena Novofestovski and Mohammed M. Adawi and Idit Lavi},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          361-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the likelihood of patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) to be affected by metabolic syndrome (MS) and to evaluate the risk for the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) in these patients. METHODS Ninety-five patients without cardiovascular disease were enrolled, including 47 patients with established DISH and 48 age- and sex-matched patients without DISH. Data regarding body build, use of medications, concomitant diseases, blood pressure, and… CONTINUE READING

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