Vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) in patients over 50  years of age with a non-severe peripheral fracture

AbstractSummaryThe prevalence of unknown vertebral fractures evaluated by systematic vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) was 21% in patients over 50  years of age who suffered from a recent low-trauma non-severe peripheral fracture. The outcome of VFA resulted in changes in the management of osteoporosis.IntroductionThe aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of VFA in detecting vertebral fractures (VFs) in patients over 50  years of age, who suffered from a recent low-trauma non-severe peripheral fracture.MethodsThis was an observational, single-center, cross-sectional study conducted in patients over 50  years of age, who presented a recent low-trauma non-severe peripheral fracture and were identified by the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) of Amiens University Hospital between December 2017 and March 2019. VFA was interpreted by two trained rheumatologists providing a consensual reading using Genan t semi-quantitative assessment.ResultsOf the 359 eligible patients, 114 patients (31.8%) were included (mean age 65.6  ± 8.4 years; 89.5% female). Twenty-four patients (21%) had one or more VF diagnosed by VFA. The total number of VF diagnosed by VFA was 30: 20 VF (66.7%) grade 1, 7 VF (23.3%) grade 2, and 3 VF (10%) grade 3. Among the 24 patients with at least one prevalent VF diagnosed by VFA, 18 patients h ad an osteoporosis medication adaptation after the VFA results (16 osteoporosis medication initiation and 2 treatment intensifi...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
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Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: SPECIAL COMMENTARY Source Type: research
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
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