Restrictive pulmonary function is more prevalent in patients with ankylosing spondylitis than in matched population controls and is associated with impaired spinal mobility: a comparative study

@inproceedings{Berdal2012RestrictivePF,
  title={Restrictive pulmonary function is more prevalent in patients with ankylosing spondylitis than in matched population controls and is associated with impaired spinal mobility: a comparative study},
  author={Gunnhild Berdal and Silje Halvorsen and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e Mfm van der Heijde and Morten Mow{\'e} and Hanne S Dagfinrud},
  booktitle={Arthritis Research & Therapy},
  year={2012}
}
IntroductionPulmonary involvement is a known manifestation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, previous studies have been based on small samples and the reported prevalence and associations with typical clinical features vary. The purpose of this study was to compare pulmonary function (PF) in patients with AS and population controls, and to study associations between PF and disease related variables, cardio-respiratory fitness and demographic variables in patients with AS… CONTINUE READING
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