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Judging Osteoporosis Screening Intervals From the Latest T Score

Judging Osteoporosis Screening Intervals From the Latest T Score

 

(AUDIO) Among women with normal initial bone mass who took part in a major osteoporosis study, only 10% developed osteoporosis within 15 years. What are the implications of this knowledge for best practices in osteoporosis screening? Dr Margaret Gourlay, lead author of the report in the New England Journal of Medicine, tells what you should take into account as you work with patients to decide how often they need a bone-density test. Dr Gourlay is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Judging Osteoporosis Screening Intervals from the Latest T Score

Judging Osteoporosis Screening Intervals from the Latest T Score

 For your reference:

Osteoporosis Study Suggests Bone Density Testing Intervals for Older Women
Musculoskeletal Network, January 31, 2012

Bone-Density Testing Interval and Transition to Osteoporosis in Older Women
Gourlay ML, Fine JP, et al. New England Journal of Medicine, January 19, 2012

 
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