Adding lateral spine imaging for vertebral fractures to densitometric screening: improving ascertainment of patients at high risk of incident osteoporotic fractures Journal Article uri icon


  • The current diagnosis of osteoporosis is limited to a T-score -2.5), 61 (9%) also had a VF. Compared with those without baseline VF, RR for any incident fragility fractures and fractures at spine and hip in those with baseline VF were 1.6 (95% CI 1.2-2.1, p < 0.01), 3.9 (95% CI 2.2-6.9, p < 0.01), and 1.6 (95% CI 0.9-2.8, p = 0.10), respectively. On basis of the prognosis, older women with LSI VF with osteopenia should be diagnosed with osteoporosis and should be considered for pharmaceutical intervention. (c) 2018 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

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  • 2019