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Validation and comparative evaluation of four osteoporosis risk indexes in Moroccan menopausal women

Validation and comparative evaluation of four osteoporosis risk indexes in Moroccan menopausal women Arch Osteoporos (2006) 1:1–6 DOI 10.1007/s11657-006-0001-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Validation and comparative evaluation of four osteoporosis risk indexes in Moroccan menopausal women Abdellah El Maghraoui & Amine Habbassi & Mirieme Ghazi & Lahsen Achemlal & Aziza Mounach & Abderrazak Nouijai & Ahmed Bezza Received: 19 December 2005 /Accepted: 13 March 2006 / Published online: 22 August 2006 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2006 Abstract similarly and showed better results in identifying women Introduction Measuring bone mineral density (BMD) is a with osteoporosis or low BMD based on hip measurement. widely accepted strategy for identifying subjects with an Conclusions This is the first study that validated several increased risk of fracture. However, because of limited risk osteoporosis indexes in Moroccan women. The availability of BMD technology in some communities and performance of these risk indices among women in cost considerations, it has been proposed that BMD Morocco was similar to that reported earlier for other measurements be targeted to subjects with risk factors for samples in Asian countries, the US, and Belgium. The OST osteoporosis. Recently, many risk assessment indices have and other risk indices are effective and efficient tools to been developed to identify women who are more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Osteoporosis Springer Journals

Validation and comparative evaluation of four osteoporosis risk indexes in Moroccan menopausal women

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2006 by International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Endocrinology ; Orthopedics
ISSN
1862-3522
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1862-3514
DOI
10.1007/s11657-006-0001-6
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Arch Osteoporos (2006) 1:1–6 DOI 10.1007/s11657-006-0001-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Validation and comparative evaluation of four osteoporosis risk indexes in Moroccan menopausal women Abdellah El Maghraoui & Amine Habbassi & Mirieme Ghazi & Lahsen Achemlal & Aziza Mounach & Abderrazak Nouijai & Ahmed Bezza Received: 19 December 2005 /Accepted: 13 March 2006 / Published online: 22 August 2006 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2006 Abstract similarly and showed better results in identifying women Introduction Measuring bone mineral density (BMD) is a with osteoporosis or low BMD based on hip measurement. widely accepted strategy for identifying subjects with an Conclusions This is the first study that validated several increased risk of fracture. However, because of limited risk osteoporosis indexes in Moroccan women. The availability of BMD technology in some communities and performance of these risk indices among women in cost considerations, it has been proposed that BMD Morocco was similar to that reported earlier for other measurements be targeted to subjects with risk factors for samples in Asian countries, the US, and Belgium. The OST osteoporosis. Recently, many risk assessment indices have and other risk indices are effective and efficient tools to been developed to identify women who are more

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Archives of OsteoporosisSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 22, 2006

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