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Title: Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: shared mechanisms and epidemiology
Authors: Geusens, Piet P.
Van den Bergh, Joop
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: CURRENT OPINION IN RHEUMATOLOGY, 28 (2), p. 97-103
Abstract: Purpose of review: Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are different diseases, with differences in risk factors, bone mineral density (BMD), BMI, phenotype, morbidity and mortality. We review new data on the role of bone metabolism in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Recent findings: The insights in the common convergent and divergent risk factors between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis have resulted in new findings on the role of BMD, BMI, falls, genetics and epigenetics in the pathophysiology of both diseases and on the increased fracture risk in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. The relation between BMD, BMI and fracture risk in osteoarthritis is dependent on the stage, definition and location of the osteoarthritis and method of BMD measurement. It has been suggested that osteoarthritis should be further specified in terms of bone involvement. Summary: These new findings open the way to better understand the bone subtypes of osteoarthritis (osteoporotic, bone forming and erosive) and the common and different ways bone is involved in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Much can be expected from further prospective studies, when taking into account the heterogeneous nature of both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Notes: [Geusens, Piet P.; van den Bergh, Joop P.] Maastricht UMC, Subdiv Rheumatol, Internal Med, Maastricht, Netherlands. [Geusens, Piet P.] CAPHRI, NL-6202 AZ Maastricht, Netherlands. [Geusens, Piet P.] Univ Hasselt, Rheumatol, Hasselt, Belgium. [van den Bergh, Joop P.] NUTRIM, Maastricht, Netherlands. [van den Bergh, Joop P.] VieCuri Med Ctr, Internal Med, Venlo, Netherlands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21547
DOI: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000256
ISI #: 000369424300001
ISSN: 1040-8711
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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