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Prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density in spondyloarthritis and prevalence of vertebral fractures

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2017
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Title
Prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density in spondyloarthritis and prevalence of vertebral fractures
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1718-7
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Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Bruno Pereira, Zuzana Tatar, Anne Tournadre, Anna Moltó, Maxime Dougados, Martin Soubrier

Abstract

Investigate the prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis as well as investigating the prevalence of vertebral fractures. Patients underwent BMD measurements with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in the anterior-posterior lumbar spine, lateral spine and hip. We screened for vertebral fractures using vertebral fracture assessment, and then checked for syndesmophytes on the VFA images. Sociodemographic and clinical variables were collected. A total of 89 patients (41,6% female) took part in the study with a mean age of 44 ± 14 years and disease duration 10.2 ± 10.6 years. According to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, 48,3% of patients displayed osteopenia and 6,7% osteoporosis. In the subgroup of women who underwent measurement at all sites including the lateral spine, the prevalence of osteopenia was 39.3% in the anterior-posterior spine, 32.1% in the lateral spine, and 64.3% with all sites together. VFA led to the diagnosis of at least one vertebral fracture in 6.2% of patients. On VFA, syndesmophytes were found in 24.3% of patients. The variables associated in multivariate analyses with low BMD in different measurement sites were low body mass index (BMI), a high physician's global assessment score, a high Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) score and female gender. Our study found a high prevalence (around 50%) of low BMD in SpA. Conversely, the prevalence of osteoporosis (6.7% according to WHO criteria) and vertebral fractures (6.2%) was lower than generally reported in the literature. While lateral spine BMD measurement did little to improve the detection of osteopenia in women, the sample size was not large enough to enable us to draw definite conclusions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 19%
Researcher 6 19%
Other 4 13%
Student > Master 3 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 3%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 7 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 19%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 10 31%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2017.
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#3,770,813
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