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TitleManual of Bone Densitometry Measurements [electronic resource] : An Aid to the Interpretation of Bone Densitometry Measurements in a Clinical Setting / edited by John N. Fordham
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 2000
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Descript X, 226 p. online resource


The importance of osteoporosis in the United Kingdom as a cause of death and disability is now well recognised. There are in excess of 200,000 osteoporotic-related fractures in the UK per annum assoยญ ciated with an estimated cost of ยฃ942,000,000. Following hip fracture it is known that about 50% of patients are unable to live indepenยญ dently and about 20% of such patients die within the first 6 months. These figures, compelling as they are, reflect poorly on current medical practices which manifestly have failed to identify patients with low bone density at risk of fracture. The hope is that the techniยญ cal advances which have enabled bone mineral density, and other allied indices, to be measured with high precision and accuracy offers the chance of identifying patients at risk of fracture and guiding the clinician to make treatment decisions which may reduce the patients' risk of fracture. In the UK, services for identifying patients at risk of fracture are still in their infancy and are not uniformly available throughout the country. This situation is, however, likely to improve particularly folยญ lowing the publication of the Royal College of Physicians report "Osteoporosis -clinical guidelines for prevention and treatment" and the recognition in "Our Healthier Nation" that osteoporosis preยญ vention should be included as a target to achieve a reduction of 20% in accidents by 2010


1. Bone Mineral Density Measurement in the Management of Osteoporosis: A Public Health Perspective -- 2. Measurement of Bone Density: Current Techniques -- 3. Methodological and Reporting Considerations -- 4. Definitions and Interpretation of Bone Mineral Density in a Clinical Context -- 5. The Use of Bone Density Measurements in Male and Secondary Osteoporosis -- 6. The Use of Bone Mineral Density Measurements in the Context of Osteoporosis Services -- 7. Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for Bone Mineral Density Measurement and Osteoporosis Management -- 8. Use of Bone Mineral Density Measurement in Orthopaedic Practice -- 9. Use of Bone Mineral Density Measurement in Primary Care -- 10. Bone Densitometry in the Elderly

Medicine Obstetrics Radiology Endocrinology Rheumatology Orthopedics Medicine & Public Health Imaging / Radiology Rheumatology Endocrinology Obstetrics/Perinatology Orthopedics


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