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Osteoprosis risk assessment

Pasi Pulkkinen, Simo Saarakkala, Miika T Nieminen, Timo Jämsä
BACKGROUND: Assessment of osteoporotic fracture risk is based primarily on bone mineral density (BMD) measurements using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). METHODS: However, recent evidence indicates that the method is insufficient for accurate individual risk assessment; in addition to methodological inaccuracies related to DXA, the mechanical strength of bone is influenced not only by low BMD but also by other factors that are not captured by DXA. RESULTS: DXA-based BMD can provide information on the amount of bone but does not elucidate bone structure, which is significant for bone mechanical strength and for fracture risk...
May 2013: European Radiology
Ivy M Alexander
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June 2009: Nurse Practitioner
Emilia Lewczuk, Dariusz Białoszewski
Background. Thanks to modern methods of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, we currently possess the means to counteract the consequences of osteoprosis and limit the number of falls in osteoporotic patients. Material and methods. Based on an original questionnaire, we analyzed a group of 54 patients (48 women and 6 men) under treatment for osteoporosis in order to assess the level of physical activity and the reasons for its reduction in patients with osteoporosis, to determine the situations mostly endangered by falls, and to survey the opinion of patients regarding the need for a rehabilitation program to prevent falls...
August 31, 2006: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
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