DEXA management for the diagnosis of osteoporosis – a worldwide perspective

Johnell, Olof (2005) DEXA management for the diagnosis of osteoporosis – a worldwide perspective. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 2 (2). pp. 108-109. ISSN 1971-3266

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The diagnosis of osteoporosis based on a T score has in the literature been slightly different in different countries, partly depending on the reference population used. This will be overcome in a WHO project on risk assessment that will calculate the absolute fracture risk based on risk factors including BMD. In the cohorts studies this seems to work worldwide

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone mineral density, osteoporosis, fracture risk
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2014 11:03
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 11:03

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