Care gap in patients with early inflammatory arthritis with a high fracture risk identified using FRAX® Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic Fractures

abstract

  • Patients at increased risk had higher disease activity, more frequent glucocorticoid use, and more baseline erosions compared to patients at low risk. A care gap exists, in that a very low proportion of patients at high risk are being treated with calcium, vitamin D, and/or bisphosphonates. A higher fracture risk was calculated in our cohort using the US FRAX calculation tool compared to the UK calculation tool. These data highlight the need to identify and modify fracture risk in patients with early inflammatory arthritis.

publication date

  • November 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3899/jrheum.091368

PubMed ID

  • 20716658

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2221

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 37

number

  • 11