Comparisons of incidence of morphometric vertebral fractures (VFs). (A) The risk of VF was significantly increased in patients with previous VFs at baseline compared with those without. (B) The risk of occurrence of new VFs at 2 years and 4 years was higher in patients with an increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) levels at 2 years post-baseline than in patients with a reduction.
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