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H Xu, Y Wu, Y Yan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the characteristics of bone loss rate and bone turnover in early and late stages of normal chinese postmenopausal women, and to evaluate the predictive value of bone biochemical markers. METHODS: Thirty-two early postmenopausal women (1-3 years after menopause, group 1) and 33 late ones (15-30 years after menopause, group 2) were enrolled. Serum and bone alkaline phosphotase (alkaline phosphotase, ALP; bone alkaline phosphotase, BAP), fasting uriuary calcium/creatinine ratio (Ca/Cr), and Pyridinoline/creatinine ratio (Pyd/Cr), serum osteocalcin(BGP), bone mineral density (BMD) were measured at laseline and 6 months, 12 month follow-up...
September 1998: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
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