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Table 2 Reasons for withdrawal from the study

From: Hormone replacement therapy, calcium and vitamin D3 versus calcium and vitamin D3alone decreases markers of cartilage and bone metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN46523456]

  Patients receiving HRT Controls
Year Reason No. Reason No.
First year Hyperperspiration 1   
  Hyperparathyroidism 1   
  Nausea 2   
  Nausea and weight gain 1   
Second year Overlap syndrome 1 Started HRT 1
    Cancer of the thyroid 1
Total   6   2
  1. HRT, hormone replacement therapy.