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Reduced skeletal muscle independently predicts 1-year aggravated joint destruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Lin et al.
Used Parameters : ASMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : China

Journal : Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease

Background: Numerous cross-sectional studies have reported the associations between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and reduced skeletal muscle. We firstly explored the dynamic change of skeletal muscle and its effect on RA clinical outcomes in a real-world prospective cohort. Methods: Consecutive RA patients were treated according to the treat-to-target strategy and completed at least 1-year follow up. Clinical data and muscle index (assessed by bioelectric impedance analysis) were collected at baseline and visits at 3, 6, 9 and 12 …
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