Ultrasound could help assess bone health

A new ultrasound technique could help clinicians assess bone health and distinguish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction Ultrasound equal to DEXA for assessing bone health USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening USPSTF to review osteoporosis screening
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This study aimed to explore the associations between self-reported physical activity (PA), activity energy expenditure (AEE), heel ultrasound parameters and bone health measures among older adult women. The AEE was estimated from the responses of questionnaires for 125 older adult women aged 54–81 years. The bone parameters were measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and heel ultrasound parameters by the heel quantitative ultrasound (QUS). This study showed that AEE and the metabolic equivalent task (MET) were positively correlated with the bone and heel ultrasound parameters. However, fat mass (FM) a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: New approaches for improved bone strength and fracture risk estimations are needed for a better management of osteoporotic patients. In this context, REMS represents a valuable approach for osteoporosis diagnosis and fracture risk prediction. PMID: 31422565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
In conclusion, osteoporosis is prevalent among RA patients, as a part of a complex transformation of body mass composition, involving BMI and fat mass. The novel QUS scanning technique was able to replicate the results of the established DXA measurement of BMD and is potentially suitable for screening wide populations for osteoporosis. PMID: 31410123 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Local osteopenia and altered bone metabolism are major complications of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), but quantitative assessment is difficult unless using X-ray or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Ultrasound-based measurement of bone density (UBD) is a possible alternative but has never been used to detect unilateral disease such as CRPS. Therefore, the main outcome measure of this prospective study was the diagnostic utility of UBD in patients with lower-limb CRPS. Second, we compared the extent of unilateral and contralateral calcaneal bone density to that of other conditions with unilateral pain, general oste...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Ultrasound of the calcaneus, or heel bone, produced results equal to data gathered...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening Bone Index lands CPT code for bone density screening USPSTF to review osteoporosis screening Firms bring ultrasound bone density screening to U.S. USPSTF posts final osteoporosis screening planComments: 2/26/2019 4:30:40 AMBonossoUK The ultrasound technique Radiofrequency Echographic Multi-Spectrometry (REMS) provides full DXA equivalent results from AP Spine and Femur scans - including fragility information better than TBS... please see [link=h...
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CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis seemingly confirms that higher consumption of VDI was associated with a lower risk of OPS. Taken together, these results highlight the need for future high-quality design-based trials on quantified vegetable intake and OPS. PMID: 30670259 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Allon R, Levy Y, Lavi I, Kramer A, Barzilai M, Wollstein R Abstract BACKGROUND: Because fragility fractures have an enormous impact on the practice of medicine and global health systems, effective screening is imperative. Currently, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), which has limited ability to predict fractures, is being used. We evaluated the current literature for a method that may constitute a better screening method to predict fragility fractures. A systematic review of the literature was conducted on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound to evaluate screenin...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
AbstractSummaryAn exploratory study in elderly women and men from the Geneva Retirees Cohort indicates that low-frequency quantitative ultrasound measurement at the radius captures aBMD, bone size, and cortical tissue mineral density and might be used for screening purposes prior to DXA to evaluate fracture risk.IntroductionThe contribution of distal radius bone mineral density (BMD) and cortical microstructure to fracture risk has recently been demonstrated. In this exploratory study, we investigated whether low-frequency quantitative ultrasound measurement at the distal radius may capture the peripheral determinants of b...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions There is a high prevalence of fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies, osteopathy, and malnutrition in CP patients, which is underestimated due to a lack of effective diagnosis and suboptimal therapies for EPI.
Source: Pancreas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Purpose: The concept that psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disorder has been well established. Thus, psoriasis has been linked to a number of different comorbid health conditions, including cardiovascular, metabolic and rheumatologic disorders, together with infections. Previous studies examining the relationship between psoriasis, osteoporosis and pathologic fractures found conflicting results. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) represents the reference standard to assess bone mineral density; however, it is not easily accessible in several settings.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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