Preliminary clinical criteria had moderate sensitivity but low specificity for detecting osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis

Lane, Nancy
July 2003
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
Relates a study on clinical decision rules in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Description of prediction guide for patients with RA; Main outcome measures; Influence of corticosteroid use on osteoporosis.


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