Serum osteocalcin and calcitropic hormones in a homogeneous group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: its implication in the osteopenia of the disease.

@article{Rico1993SerumOA,
  title={Serum osteocalcin and calcitropic hormones in a homogeneous group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: its implication in the osteopenia of the disease.},
  author={Horatio Rico and Marina Revilla and M Alvarez de Buergo and Luis F. Villa},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={53-6}
}
Different mechanisms may play a role in the pathogenesis of the generalized osteopenia found in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We measured the calcium, osteocalcin (BGP), parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcitonin (CT) and 25(OH)D3 levels as well as urine 24 hr calcium, Ca/Cr and OHP/Cr in a homogeneous group of 30 non-disabled patients (10 men, 8 premenopausal… CONTINUE READING