Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, February 8th, 2004
"The discriminating ability and relevance of clinical risk factors, quantitative ultrasound (QUS) variables, X-ray-based bone mineral density (BMD) and hip axis length (HAL) measurements to evaluate the risk of osteoporotic fracture in elderly Brazilian women were examined in this study. QUS at the calcaneus (Achilles + Lunar), HAL and BMD measurements (DPX-L, Lunar) at several anatomical sites were performed in 275 postmenopausal Caucasian women. Patients with suspected secondary osteoporosis were excluded," investigators in Brazil report.
"One hundred twenty-two (44.4%)...
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