Trabecular bone score in patients with chronic kidney disease

AbstractSummaryPatients with chronic kidney disease have high risk of osteoporotic fractures. Lower trabecular bone score (TBS) was associated with poorer kidney function and higher fracture risk when kidney function was normal. Addition of TBS to The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool with bone mineral density did not improve fracture risk prediction.IntroductionWe sought to determine whether trabecular bone score (TBS) either independently or adjusted for The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) could predict risk of major osteoporotic fractures (MOFs) in a large population-based sample of patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD).MethodsWe used population-based administrative databases to identify patients above age 20 years who had dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan and serum creatinine measured within 1 year, during the years 2005 to 2010. Patients were excluded if they were on dialysis or had a functioning renal transplant. We stratified patients by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We collected femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD), lumbar spine TBS, incident major osteoporotic fractures (MOF) and hip fractures, and other clinical characteristics.ResultsAmong 8289 patients, there were 6224 (75.1%) with eGFR ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2, 1624 (19.6%) with eGFR 30 –60 mL/min/1.73 m2, and 441 (5.3%) with eGFR
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION: Edited by Navdeep Tangri Source Type: research
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