Bridget M Ingle

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Introduction: Bone loss occurs in the regional bone following tibial shaft fracture. An earlier cross-sectional study showed that measurements made at the metaphyseal region of the tibia using peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and the ultradistal region of the tibia using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were the most responsive at(More)
Bone loss occurs close to a fracture and is associated with increased bone turnover. Fracture healing itself results in increased markers of bone turnover. But the exact patterns of these changes after different fractures are unclear. We aimed to investigate the changes in bone density and biochemical markers following distal forearm fracture. Twenty women(More)
Bone loss and increased bone turnover are recognized local changes after a fracture, but the exact patterns of these changes after different fractures are unclear. We aimed to investigate the changes in bone density and biochemical markers following ankle fracture. Fourteen subjects (7 postmenopausal women and 7 men, mean age 63 years) were recruited(More)
Delayed union and non-union are common complications after fracture of the tibial shaft. Response of the surrounding bone as a fracture heals could be monitored using techniques currently used in the study of osteoporosis. The aims of our study were to: (1) evaluate the decrement in bone measurements made close to the fracture using dual-energy X-ray(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of the transfer of probenecid and cephalexin into human milk. CASE SUMMARY A breast-fed infant of a 30-year-old woman being treated with oral probenecid and cephalexin for a breast infection developed severe diarrhea and associated symptoms. To investigate whether the maternal drug treatment was causative, milk was collected(More)
The ability of 29 peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) software analysis modes at defining cortical from trabecular bone at three tibial metaphyseal regions was evaluated using five cadaveric tibiae. The accuracy of pQCT was determined by comparing the bone mineral content (BMC) with the ash weight. The precision of the pQCT scanner was(More)
Few studies have compared quantitative ultrasound with bone mineral density (BMD) in monitoring response to therapy in osteoporosis. The aim of our study was to compare finger ultrasound variables and BMD for monitoring alendronate and estradiol therapy in postmenopausal women. We recruited 26 women aged 50 to 79 yr (mean: 65 yr) with osteoporosis; 18(More)
Combined indices of ultrasound measurements have been proposed, such as “stiffness index” (SI) for the Lunar Achilles+ and ‘quantitative ultrasound index’ (QUI) for the Hologic Sahara ultrasound devices. We used the Bland and Altman approach and the kappa (k) score (classifying women by tertile, independent of age) to compare these methods. We studied 105(More)
Ankle fracture is one of the most common fractures in adults, particularly postmenopausal women. Few studies have examined the bone mineral density (BMD) and ultrasound properties of bone close to the site of fracture in patients with ankle fracture. The aim of this study was to evaluate these measurements in women with ankle fractures compared with(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) may result in greater cortical than trabecular bone loss. Ultrasound is able to predict osteoporotic fracture risk independent of densitometric measurements, but little is known about the changes in ultrasound variables with PHPT. The aim of our study was to examine the effect of PHPT on ultrasound variables and bone(More)