TITLE

Fracture-risk calculators: Has their time come?

AUTHOR(S)
Bolland, Mark J.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author discusses the use of fracture-risk calculators on osteoporotic fractures. He argues on a study from the World Health Organization (WHO) that recommends to group the postmenopausal women into four categories of fracture risk on bone mineral density. He also mentions a study of L. Langsetmo and colleagues on validation study of risk calculator at the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study. Further, he presents comparison of Dubbo and FRAX fracture risk calculators. INSET: KEY POINTS.
ACCESSION #
58639010

 

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