Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 8th, 2006
Study 1: Patients with height loss >6.0 cm should have spine radiographs to examine for the presence of vertebral fractures.
According to a report from Canada, "Historical height loss (HHL) can be calculated as the difference between a patient's tallest recalled height (TRH) and the current measured height (MH). We examined the accuracy of HHL as a clinical test for the detection of prevalent vertebral fractures."
K. Siminoski and colleagues of the University of Alberta explained, "Subjects were postmenopausal women aged 50 or older who had been...
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