Risk factors for established vertebral fractures in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a large prospective observational cohort study.

@article{Ishida2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for established vertebral fractures in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a large prospective observational cohort study.},
  author={Osamu Ishida and Takefumi Furuya and E. Tanaka To. Inoue and Kensuke Ochi and Katsunori Ikari and Atsuo Taniguchi and Hisashi Yamanaka and Shigeki Momohara},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={373-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between potential risk factors and the occurrence of established vertebral fractures in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A total of 10,469 patients with RA were enrolled in a prospective, observational study from 2000 to 2011. Self-reported vertebral fractures were verified using patient's medical records and radiographs. Cox proportional hazards models were used to analyze independent contributions of… CONTINUE READING
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