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The use of multiple sites for the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

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INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that bone mineral density (BMD) measurements should be made at multiple sites, and that the lowest T-score should be taken for the purpose of diagnosing osteoporosis. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the use of BMD measurements at the femoral neck and lumbar spine alone and in combination for fracture prediction. METHODS: We studied 19,071 individuals (68% women) from six prospective population-based cohorts in whom BMD was measured at both sit...

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10.1007/s00198-005-0014-9

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Johnell, O More by this author
Johansson, H More by this author
Eisman, JA 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:
17
Issue:
4
Pages:
527-534
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:fdef4cae-b5a6-4a2d-8f11-e9ea83a41eb5
Source identifiers:
473503
Local pid:
pubs:473503

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