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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734710/use-of-trabecular-bone-score-tbs-as-a-complementary-approach-to-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-dxa-for-fracture-risk-assessment-in-clinical-practice
#1
Enisa Shevroja, Olivier Lamy, Lynn Kohlmeier, Fjorda Koromani, Fernando Rivadeneira, Didier Hans
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass and altered bone microarchitecture, resulting in decreased bone strength with an increased risk of fractures. In clinical practice, physicians can assess the risk of fracture for a patient based on several risk factors. Some such as age, weight, and history of fractures after 50 years of age, parental fracture, smoking status, and alcohol intake are incorporated into FRAX, an assessment tool that estimates the 10-year probability of hip fracture and major osteoporotic fractures based on the individual's risk factors profile...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734709/worldwide-fracture-prediction
#2
Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, Marlene Chakhtoura, Jane A Cauley, Nariman Chamoun
The substantial increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases in general and osteoporosis in particular, necessitates the establishment of efficient and targeted diagnosis and treatment strategies. This chapter reviews and compares different tools for osteoporosis screening and diagnosis; it also provides an overview of different treatment guidelines adopted by countries worldwide. While access to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure bone mineral density (BMD) is limited in most areas in the world, the introduction of risk calculators that combine risk factors, with or without BMD, have resulted in a paradigm shift in osteoporosis screening and management...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734708/fractures-and-repeated-falls
#3
Ronald C Hamdy
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July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729044/the-clinical-utility-of-vertebral-fracture-assessment-in-predicting-fractures
#4
Joao Lindolfo C Borges, Isabella Santiago de M Miranda, E Michael Lewiecki
Vertebral fracture (VF) is the most common type of osteoporotic fracture. VFs are associated with diminished quality of life and high morbidity and mortality. The presence of a VF, especially a recent one, is an important risk factor for developing another fracture. However, most VFs are not clinically recognized. VF assessment by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is a convenient, low-cost, low-radiation, reliable method to identify VFs during bone mineral density measurement. The finding of a previously unrecognized VF may change the diagnostic classification, assessment of fracture risk, and treatment strategies...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729046/bone-mineralization-and-fracture-risk-assessment-in-the-pediatric-population
#5
Halley Wasserman, Catherine M Gordon
Identifying children most susceptible to clinically significant fragility fractures (low trauma fractures or vertebral compression fractures) or recurrent fractures is an important issue facing general pediatricians and subspecialists alike. Over the last decade, several imaging technologies, including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and peripheral quantitative computed tomography, have become useful to identify abnormal bone mineralization in children and in adolescents. This review aimed to summarize the latest literature on the utility of these modalities as they pertain to use in pediatrics...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729045/fracture-risk-assessment-from-population-to-individual
#6
Tuan V Nguyen, John A Eisman
Fracture caused by osteoporosis remains a major public health burden on contemporary populations because fracture is associated with a substantial increase in the risk of mortality. Early identification of high-risk individuals for prevention is a priority in osteoporosis research. Over the past decade, few risk prediction models, including the Garvan Fracture Risk Calculator (Garvan) and FRAX(®), have been developed to provide absolute (individualized) risk of fracture. Recent validation studies suggested that the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve in fracture discrimination ranged from 0...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729043/individualized-assessment-of-fracture-risk-contribution-of-osteogenomic-profile
#7
Tuan V Nguyen
Over the past decade, several genetic variants or genes for osteoporosis have been identified through genome-wide association studies and candidate gene association studies. These genetic variants are common in the general population but have modest effect sizes, with odds ratio ranging from 1.1 to 1.5. Thus, the utility of any single variant is limited. However, theoretical and empirical studies have suggested that a profiling of multiple variants that are associated with bone phenotypes (i.e., "osteogenomic profile") can improve the accuracy of fracture prediction and classification beyond that obtained by conventional clinical risk factors...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716500/overview-of-fracture-prediction-tools
#8
John A Kanis, Nicholas C Harvey, Helena Johansson, Anders Odén, Eugene V McCloskey, William D Leslie
The characterization of risk factors for fracture that contribute significantly to fracture risk, over and above that provided by the bone mineral density, has stimulated the development of risk assessment tools. The more adequately evaluated tools, all available online, include the FRAX® tool, the Garvan fracture risk calculator and, in the United Kingdom only, QFracture®. Differences in the input variables, output, and model construct give rise to marked differences in the computed risks from each calculator...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716499/fracture-risk-assessment-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Catalina Poiana, Cristina Capatina
Diabetes mellitus, both type 1 and type 2 (T2DM), is associated with decreased bone strength as well as increased fracture risk. Bone mineral density is decreased in type 1 diabetes but increased in T2DM, compared with controls. This suggests alterations in bone quality are a major player in the pathogenesis of fragility fractures in patients with diabetes. The link between diabetes and bone appears to be mediated by complex pathways, including the insulin-insulin growth factors system, accumulation of advanced glycation end-products in bone collagen, microangiopathy, and increased bone marrow fat content...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716498/bone-turnover-markers-use-in-fracture-prediction
#10
Tatiane Vilaca, Fatma Gossiel, Richard Eastell
Bone turnover markers (BTMs) provide us with a noninvasive approach to studying bone turnover and they can be measured easily and with good precision, especially using automated analyzers. BTMs increase at menopause, and these higher levels are associated with more rapid bone loss. In some but not all studies, they are also associated with greater risk of fracture. However, the evidence base for use as predictors of fracture is not robust, and so BTMs have not been included in fracture prediction models. Further research is needed, and this might include (1) use of reference analytes such as C-telopeptide of type I collagen and procollagen I N-propeptide, measured using automated analyzers in subjects in the fasting state on more than 1 occasion; (2) careful collection of vertebral fractures, which would be the primary endpoint; and (3) common approach to statistical analyses with results expressed as hazard ratio per standard deviation of increase in BTM...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716497/dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
#11
Rajesh K Jain, Tamara Vokes
Bone mineral density (BMD) measurement by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the most commonly used method to assess fracture risk. DXA utilizes two different energy X-rays to calculate BMD and, by comparison to a young normative database, the T-score. In 1994, the World Health Organization defined osteoporosis based on T-score, changing the paradigm of the field and forever placing DXA measurements in the center of osteoporosis diagnosis. Since then, many large studies have demonstrated the predictive value of BMD by DXA-for every standard deviation decline in BMD, there is a relative risk of 1...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712984/quantitative-computed-tomography-current-status-and-new-developments
#12
Klaus Engelke
This review focuses on new developments and current controversies in the field of quantitative computed tomography. Recent positions of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry acknowledged the clinical value of quantitative computed tomography of the spine and the hip using clinical whole-body computed tomography (CT) scanners. Opportunistic screening summarizes a number of new approaches describing the dual use of clinical CT scans. For example, CT scans may have been taken for tumor diagnosis but may also be used for the prediction of high or low fracture risks as an additional benefit for the patient...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712983/older-age-and-higher-body-mass-index-are-associated-with-a-more-degraded-trabecular-bone-score-compared-to-bone-mineral-density
#13
Young Ho Shin, Hyun Sik Gong, Kyung Jae Lee, Goo Hyun Baek
Trabecular bone score (TBS) may detect subjects with a more degraded microarchitecture but whose bone mineral density (BMD) reflects normal or osteopenia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether age and body sizes were associated with the discordance between BMD and TBS. We analyzed BMD and TBS in 1505 Korean women over 40 yr of age who had no history of osteoporotic fractures or conditions that affect bone metabolism. We considered 3 groups to have TBS values that reflected a more degraded TBS than their BMD values: (1) normal BMD but partially degraded TBS, (2) normal BMD but degraded TBS, and (3) osteopenia but degraded TBS...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712982/fracture-risk-prediction-modeling-and-statistics-what-should-clinical-researchers-journal-reviewers-and-clinicians-know
#14
John T Schousboe, Lisa Langsetmo, Brent C Taylor, Kristine E Ensrud
Fractures are binary events (they either occur or they do not), and predicting whether fractures may occur involves assigning probabilities of one or more of those events occurring over time to populations and to individuals. Fracture risk prediction has become central to the management of osteoporosis and fracture prevention in clinical practice, and the ultimate clinical usefulness of the prediction tools used to estimate these risks depends, at a minimum, on the validity and accuracy of those tools. In this paper, we will describe how fracture prediction models are developed and validated, and how their performance characteristics are assessed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712981/judo-practice-in-early-age-promotes-high-level-of-bone-mass-acquisition-of-growing-boys-skeleton
#15
Kawther Missawi, Mohamed Zouch, Hamada Chaari, Yosra Chakroun, Zouhair Tabka, Elyès Bouajina
The current study aimed to exhibit effects of judo training for at least 2 yr on bone mass parameters in growing boys. Our population was composed of one hundred and thirty boys in tanner stage 1 and aged 10.52 ± 0.86 yr. Eleven judo players were therefore, excluded from the study because they do not have participate regularly to the judo training sessions during the last 2 yr. The resting sample was divided into two groups: 50 judo players (JU group) and 69 controls (C group). Bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC), and bone area (BA) were evaluated by using dual-photon X-ray absorptiometry on weight-bearing sites: the whole body, lumbar spine (L2-L4), legs, femoral necks and hips and on the non-weight bearing sites: arms and radiuses...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712980/association-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-bone-mineral-density-in-elderly-women
#16
Smita Saraykar, Vineeth John, Bo Cao, Matthew Hnatow, Catherine G Ambrose, Nahid Rianon
Depression and osteoporosis are 2 common comorbidities in geriatric patients. There are concerns about the deleterious effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant use on bone mineral density (BMD). We examined the association between SSRI use and BMD in elderly women (≥65 yr) referred to a geriatric osteoporosis clinic for bone health evaluation. Cross-sectional analyses using the general linear model were performed on data collected retrospectively from August 2010 to April 2015...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711299/fracture-risk-assessment-in-clinical-practice-why-do-it-what-to-do-it-with
#17
Manju Chandran
Fracture is the outcome of concern in osteoporosis, and fracture reduction is the primary goal of osteoporosis treatment. Fracture risk assessment is a critical component in osteoporosis management. The earlier approach of deciding on whether to treat solely based on bone mineral density (BMD) T-scores has been supplanted by employing the concept of absolute risk over medium time periods and more encompassing integration of clinical risk factors with or without BMD into robust fracture risk assessment tools...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709751/does-muscle-atrophy-and-fatty-infiltration-plateau-or-persist-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Cameron D Moore, B Catharine Craven, Lehana Thabane, Alexandra Papaioannou, Jonathan D Adachi, Lora M Giangregorio
Atrophy and fatty infiltration of lower extremity muscle after spinal cord injury (SCI) predisposes individuals to metabolic syndrome and related diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to prospectively measure changes in muscle atrophy and fat content of distal lower extremity muscles and explore related factors in a cohort of adults with chronic SCI and diverse impairments. Muscle cross-sectional area and density were calculated from peripheral quantitative computed tomography scans of the 66% site of the calf from 70 participants with chronic SCI (50 male, mean age 49 years, C2-T12, American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale A-D) at study enrollment and annually for 2 years...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693882/bone-density-and-cross-sectional-geometry-of-the-proximal-femur-are-bilaterally-elevated-in-elite-cricket-fast-bowlers
#19
Matthew J Lees, Clive B Beggs, Matthew J Barlow, Zoe H Rutherford, Kunwar Bansil, Lisa Gannon, Karen Hind
The skeleton of a cricket fast bowler is exposed to a unique combination of gravitational and torsional loading in the form of substantial ground reaction forces delivered through the front landing foot, and anterior-posterior shear forces mediated by regional muscle contractions across the lumbo-pelvic region. The objectives of this study were to compare the hip structural characteristics of elite fast bowlers with recreationally active age-matched controls, and to examine unilateral bone properties in fast bowlers...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689879/nonstandard-lumbar-region-in-predicting-fracture-risk
#20
Dima Alajlouni, Dana Bliuc, Thach Tran, Nicholas Pocock, Tuan V Nguyen, John A Eisman, Jacqueline R Center
Femoral neck (FN) bone mineral density (BMD) is the most commonly used skeletal site to estimate fracture risk. The role of lumbar spine (LS) BMD in fracture risk prediction is less clear due to osteophytes that spuriously increase LS BMD, particularly at lower levels. The aim of this study was to compare fracture predictive ability of upper L1-L2 BMD with standard L2-L4 BMD and assess whether the addition of either LS site could improve fracture prediction over FN BMD. This study comprised a prospective cohort of 3016 women and men over 60 yr from the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study followed up for occurrence of minimal trauma fractures from 1989 to 2014...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
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