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Is QUS or DXA better for predicting the 10-year absolute risk of fracture?

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Although quantitative ultrasound (QUS) is known to be correlated with BMD and bone structure, its long-term predictive power for fractures in comparison with DXA is unclear. We examined this in a sample of men and women in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk who had both heel QUS and hip DXA between 1995 and 1997. From 1455 participants (703 men) 65-76 yr of age at baseline, 79 developed a fracture over 10.3 +/- 1.4 yr of follow-up. In a sex-stratified Cox propor...

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10.1359/jbmr.090212

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Journal:
Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Volume:
24
Issue:
7
Pages:
1319-1325
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1523-4681
ISSN:
0884-0431
URN:
uuid:17af9d4b-784b-40dd-b8d9-0af6a235605e
Source identifiers:
473571
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pubs:473571

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