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Bone shape mediates the relationship between sex and incident knee osteoarthritis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2018
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Title
Bone shape mediates the relationship between sex and incident knee osteoarthritis
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12891-018-2251-z
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Barton L. Wise, Jingbo Niu, Yuqing Zhang, Felix Liu, Joyce Pang, John A. Lynch, Nancy E. Lane

Abstract

Knee bone shape differs between men and women and the incidence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is higher in women than in men. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to determine whether the observed difference in the incidence of knee radiographic OA (ROA) between men and women is mediated by bone shape. We randomly sampled 304 knees from the OAI with incident ROA (i.e., development of Kellgren/Lawrence grade ≥ 2 by month 48) and 304 knees without incident ROA. We characterized distal femur and proximal tibia shape on baseline radiographs using Statistical Shape Modeling. If a specific bone shape was associated with the risk of incident ROA, marginal structural models were generated to assess the mediation effect of that bone shape on the relation of sex and risk of incident knee ROA adjusting for baseline covariates. Case and control participants were similar by age, sex and race, but case knees were from higher body mass index (BMI) participants (29.4 vs. 27.0; p < 0.001). Women had 49% increased odds of incident knee ROA compared with men (adjusted odds ratio (OR) = 1.49, 95% Confidence Interval (C.I.): 1.04, 2.12). There was an inconsistent mediation effect for tibial mode 2 between sex and incident knee ROA, with an indirect effect OR of 0.96 (95% C.I.: 0.91-1.00) and a direct effect OR of 1.56 (95% C.I.: 1.08-2.27), suggesting a protective effect for this mode. Similar findings were also observed for the mediation effect of tibia mode 10 and femur mode 4. These shape modes primarily involved differences in the angular relation of the heads to the shafts of the femur and tibia. Distal femur and proximal tibia bone shapes partially and inconsistently mediated the relationship between sex and incident knee OA. Women had a higher risk of incident ROA, and specific bone shapes modestly protected them from even higher risk of ROA. The clinical significance of these findings warrant further investigation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 45%
Student > Bachelor 3 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 18%
Unspecified 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 36%
Unspecified 2 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 9%
Physics and Astronomy 1 9%
Other 1 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 September 2018.
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#7,089,252
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#1,160
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#95,635
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#1
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