November 7, 2011

Young Women With RA at High Risk for Fractures


Mayo clinic researchers in Rochester, Minnesota, reported here at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2011 Annual Meeting that women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are younger than 50 years of age are already at increased risk for fractures, unlike their male counterparts with RA. Rheumatologist Shreyasee Amin, MD, and colleagues studied 2 groups of adults (n = 1155 in each group) from the same community. One group was newly diagnosed with RA, and the other did not have RA.

Medscape, Martha Kerr, 11/7/11

Additional coverage: Huffington Post, News Medical, Siddha, San Francisco Chronicle, Medical Xpress, Newstrack India

Tags: Rheumatology

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