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A new approach to the development of assessment guidelines for osteoporosis.

Abstract:

The diagnosis of osteoporosis is made from the measurement of BMD. DXA at the hip is the appropriate diagnostic site. Current clinical guidelines follow the principle that BMD measurements are indicated in individuals with risk factors for fracture and that treatment is recommended in those with a BMD below a critical value. In some countries reimbursement for the costs of treatment depend upon such thresholds for BMD. In Europe the critical value corresponds to a T-score of-2.5 SD, whereas i...

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10.1007/s001980200069

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Dargent, P More by this author
Dawson-Hughes, B More by this author
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Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Volume:
13
Issue:
7
Pages:
527-536
Publication date:
2002-07-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:1d24179b-6756-44bd-93e1-94461ecb9730
Source identifiers:
125777
Local pid:
pubs:125777

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