Aim: to describe the prevalence of risk factors for osteoporosis and the proportion of women who are candidates for treatment to lower fracture risk, according to the FRAX-based NOF guide and to the only FRAX. Results: The single most frequent risk factors were: smoking, parent history of Hip-fracture and a prior fragility fracture. According to NOF guide, all the osteoporotic plus 13% of the osteopenic were eligible for treatment to prevent fractures. CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that, when spine and hip measures are both performed, using a tool that integrates the lumbar spine result in fracture risk assessment should be prefered in clinical decision.

Fracture risk assessment and treatment eligibility status based on FRAX alghorithm and the NOF guidance in a climacteric population

BONACCORSI, Gloria;CERVELLATI, Carlo;CAPATTI, Alessandra;CERVELLATI, Giulia;FERRAZZINI, Stefania;CASTALDINI, Maria Cristina;PATELLA, Alfredo
2011

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Aim: to describe the prevalence of risk factors for osteoporosis and the proportion of women who are candidates for treatment to lower fracture risk, according to the FRAX-based NOF guide and to the only FRAX. Results: The single most frequent risk factors were: smoking, parent history of Hip-fracture and a prior fragility fracture. According to NOF guide, all the osteoporotic plus 13% of the osteopenic were eligible for treatment to prevent fractures. CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that, when spine and hip measures are both performed, using a tool that integrates the lumbar spine result in fracture risk assessment should be prefered in clinical decision.
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