J Rheumatol 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
Musculoskeletal Radiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Rheumatology, Sorbonne Université, INSERM CRSA, AP-HP Hospital Saint Antoine, Paris, France; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.; Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Conflict of interests: None of the authors have any conflicting personal or financial relationships that could have influenced the results of this study. Funding: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. Address: The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 N Caroline St, JHOC 5165, Baltimore, MD 21287; Email:
Objective: To investigate the metabolic syndrome (MetS) association with radiographic and symptomatic hand osteoarthritis (OA).
Methods: Using 1:2 propensity-score-matching for relevant confounders, we included 2509 (MetS+896: MetS-1613) participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative dataset. MetS and its components, according to the International Diabetes Federation criteria, were extracted from baseline data, including hypertension, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, and diabetes. Read More