Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp23 | Arthritis and other joint diseases: translational and clinical | ECTS2013

Ultrasound carotid plaque morphology in rheumatoid arthritis women without previous cardiovascular events

Castro Alice , Carmona-Fernandes Diana , Santos Maria Jose , Mendes-Pedro Luis , Canhao Helena , Fonseca Joao Eurico

Introduction: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events (CV) occur more frequently and at younger ages than in the general population. Previous data suggest that heterogeneous plaques on USA are more unstable and frequently contain a higher amount of lipids and which make them hypoechoic and had higher potential for embolization and thrombosis. The aim of our work was to estimate the prevalence and the ultrasound morphology of ...

ba0002p124 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Adipokines and bone turnover throughout adolescence: an exploratory approach in a cohort of girls

Monjardino Teresa , Ramos Elisabete , Lucas Raquel , Prata Margarida , Severo Milton , Rodrigues Ana , Canhao Helena , Fonseca Joao Eurico , Barros Henrique

Objectives: By prospectively evaluating a cohort of girls we aim to identify population patterns linking adipokines and bone turnover during early and late adolescence and to assess the associations of those patterns with forearm bone mineral density (BMD).Methods: The study was developed within a population-based cohort of urban adolescents born in 1990 and assembled in public and private schools of Porto, Portugal (EPITeen). We analysed prospective dat...

ba0003pp13 | Arthritis and other joint diseases: translational and clinical | ECTS2014

RANK expression is reduced in circulating monocytes from ankylosing spondylitis patients

Perpetuo Ines Pedro , Caetano-Lopes Joana , Vieira-Sousa Elsa , Campanilho-Marques Raquel , Ponte Cristina , Canhao Helena , Ainola Mari , Fonseca Joao Eurico

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are systemic, immune-mediated diseases. RA’s main targets are the peripheral joints while AS has the axial skeleton and enthesis as the principal affected areas. RA is characterized by bone erosions and impaired repair whilst AS is typified by bone overgrowth. The causes for these differences are not yet understood; however we hypothesize that AS patients’ monocytes receive reduced osteoclastogenic stimuli and...

ba0001pp367 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2013

Estimated glomerular filtration rate is associated with bone fragility in the elderly

Goncalves Maria Joao , Rodrigues Ana , Caetano-Lopes Joana , Raquel Emilia , Lopes Ana , Vidal Bruno , Vale Ana Catarina , Sarmento Marco , Vaz Maria Fatima , Monteiro Jacinto , Fonseca Joao Eurico , Canhao Helena

Introduction: Osteoporosis is frequently associated with renal disease, namely the bone metabolism disturbances caused by secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The increased risk of fragility fractures is well demonstrated in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). There is recent evidence that bone pathological changes start early in the course of CKD. Our aim is to evaluate whether chronic renal disease, before ESRD, is associated with bone fra...