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UNLABELLED In the first population-based study of vertebral fractures in Latin America, we found a 11.18 (95% CI 9.23-13.4) prevalence of radiographically ascertained vertebral fractures in a random sample of 1,922 women from cities within five different countries. These figures are similar to findings from studies in Beijing, China, some regions of Europe,(More)
The aim of this study was to generate standard curves for normal spinal and femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) in Mexican women using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), to analyze geographic differences and to compare these with 'Hispanic' reference data to determine its applicability. This was a cross-sectional study of 4460 urban, clinically(More)
SUMMARY The prevalence of radiographically ascertained vertebral fractures in a random sample of 413 in Mexican men is 9.7% (95% CI 6.85-12.55). Increase of vertebral fracture rises with age from 2.0% in the youngest group (50-59 years) to 21.4% in the oldest group (80 years and over). INTRODUCTION This is the first population-based study of vertebral(More)
OBJECTIVE The participation of Puerto Rico in the Latin American Vertebral Osteoporosis Study (LAVOS) has allowed us to study the magnitude of the problem of osteoporosis in the female population residing in San Juan. The objective of LAVOS was to estimate the prevalence of vertebral fractures in Latin American women using a random sample of females(More)
Osteoporosis is a generalized disease of bone that increases fracture risk. Multiple factors influence this risk, besides low bone mass. To decrease osteoporotic fractures, those patients who require preventive management should be readily identified. This paper aims to review current information on the use of the fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) in(More)
Objective: The participation of Puerto Rico in the Latin American Vertebral Osteoporosis Study (LAVOS) has allowed us to study the magnitude of the problem of osteoporosis in the female population residing in San Juan. Conclusion: This is the first population-based study of osteoporotic fractures in Puerto Rico and should serve as a guide to health(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare bone turnover marker (BTM) levels and bone mineral density (BMD) between patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and healthy controls (HC) and to evaluate, in AS, the association between BTM levels and clinical variables, spinal syndesmophytes, and BMD using multivariate analysis. METHOD Seventy-eight AS patients were compared with(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of a sample of Mexicans with vertebral fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred fifteen subjects with vertebral fractures were interviewed and compared with 135 subjects similar in age without the fracture. Subjects were men and women > 50 years of age with osteoporosis(More)
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