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The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and the A163G polymorphism in the OPG promoter with peripheral measures of bone mass and with odds ratios for wrist and hip fracture in a case-control study of postmenopausal Danish women. The study included 66 women with lower forearm fracture, 41 women with hip(More)
The MTHFR c.677C>T polymorphism has been shown to have significant effects on skeletal health in middle-aged to elderly women and men. Despite an accumulating amount of data on MTHFR genetics and the association between homocysteine levels and fracture, it remains unknown if MTHFR c.677C>T genotype affects bone mineral accretion in youth or bone loss in(More)
The relationship between thyrotoxicosis and osteoporotic fractures remains controversial, particularly in men. Register-based cohort study including all patients with a serum thyrotropin (TSH) measurement in the region of Funen 1996-2010. All TSH determinations were done in the same lab, which served all hospitals and General Practice (GP) practices in the(More)
BACKGROUND The web has become a primary information resource about illnesses and treatments for both medical and non-medical users. Standard web search is by far the most common interface to this information. It is therefore of interest to find out how well web search engines work for diagnostic queries and what factors contribute to successes and failures.(More)
Displaced femoral neck fractures are known to be associated with high rates of mortality. The purpose of the present study is to investigate pre- and postoperative factors which influence this mortality in a series of 1186 consecutive Danish patients presenting to one hospital's orthopaedic department with Garden type 3-4 fractures. Subsequent mortality(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the only potentially curative treatment for peripapillary pancreatic tumors. However, postoperative morbidity and mortality are high, and different approaches have been tried to improve results, such as preoperative biliary drainage in patients with jaundice. This meta-analysis investigated the effect on postoperative(More)
A polymorphism in an Sp1 site in the collagen Iα1 (COLIA1) gene has recently been identified and the Ss and ss genotypes were shown to be potentially important determinants of low bone mass in postmenopausal women. Additionally, in a Dutch population, the association of the COLIA1 polymorphism with low bone mineral density (BMD) was more pronounced with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether common allelic variation at the vitamin D receptor locus is related to bone mineral density and postmenopausal bone loss. DESIGN Cross sectional and longitudinal population study. SETTING Outpatient clinic in research centre. SUBJECTS 599 healthy women aged 27 to 72 and 125 women with low bone mass aged 55-77 had bone(More)
CONTEXT Optimal levels of vitamin D have been a topic of heavy debate, and the correlation between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and mortality still remains to be established. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the association between all-cause mortality and serum levels of 25(OH)D, calcium, and PTH. DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a(More)
The polymorphisms of the estrogen receptor (ER) gene defined by the restriction enodonucleases PvuII and XbaI have recently been reported to be associated with bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. To investigate the possible relation of the PvuII and XbaI restriction fragment-length polymorphisms of the ER gene with BMD in Danish(More)