Telopeptides as markers of bone turnover in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
This is an interesting route of attack on a different way to measure disease severity with RA. Using the breakdown products of bone in the urine as a way to check bone status is by no means new. But in this study, these bone turnover markers were used to determine the severity of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, since RA attacks the cartilage of a joint and to a certain extent the underlying bone.
Telopeptides as markers of bone turnover in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis – Internal Medicine Journal, Vol 34, Issue 9-10, pp. 539-544 –