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Bone mineral density in patients with recently diagnosed, active rheumatoid arthritis
  1. M Güler-Yüksel1,
  2. J Bijsterbosch1,
  3. Y P M Goekoop-Ruiterman1,
  4. F C Breedveld1,
  5. C F Allaart1,
  6. J K de Vries-Bouwstra2,
  7. B A C Dijkmans2,7,
  8. W F Lems2,7,
  9. H K Ronday3,
  10. A J Peeters4,
  11. J M de Jonge-Bok5
  1. 1
    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  2. 2
    VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  3. 3
    Haga Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands
  4. 4
    Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis, Delft, The Netherlands
  5. 5
    Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands
  6. 7
    Jan van Breemen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. M Güler-Yüksel, MD, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands; m.yuksel{at}lumc.nl

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: Professor Dr F C Breedveld was paid for expert testimony for Centocor in 1996 and was a paid speaker in a Schering-Plough-sponsored symposium. Dr C F Allaart was a paid speaker in a Schering-Plough-sponsored symposium in 2006.

  • The BeSt trial was supported by a grant of the Dutch College for Health Insurance Companies (CVZ). Schering-Plough and Centocor provided additional funding. The funding sources were not involved in the design of the study, the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data, the writing of the report, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.

  • Abbreviations:
    BeSt
    Behandel Strategieen
    BMD
    bone mineral density
    BMI
    body mass index
    CRP
    C-reactive protein
    DAS
    Disease Activity Score
    DMARD
    disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
    HAQ
    Health Assessment Questionnaire
    HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
    RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
    RANKL
    receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand
    RF
    rheumatoid factor
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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: Professor Dr F C Breedveld was paid for expert testimony for Centocor in 1996 and was a paid speaker in a Schering-Plough-sponsored symposium. Dr C F Allaart was a paid speaker in a Schering-Plough-sponsored symposium in 2006.

  • The BeSt trial was supported by a grant of the Dutch College for Health Insurance Companies (CVZ). Schering-Plough and Centocor provided additional funding. The funding sources were not involved in the design of the study, the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data, the writing of the report, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.

  • Abbreviations:
    BeSt
    Behandel Strategieen
    BMD
    bone mineral density
    BMI
    body mass index
    CRP
    C-reactive protein
    DAS
    Disease Activity Score
    DMARD
    disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
    HAQ
    Health Assessment Questionnaire
    HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
    RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
    RANKL
    receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand
    RF
    rheumatoid factor

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