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Previous population studies have demonstrated an association between peripheral vascular disease and bone mineral density in women, but not in men. In a large prospective cohort of 3,998 Chinese men and women aged 65 to 92 years of age in Hong Kong, the association between peripheral vascular disease and bone mineral density was explored. Demographic and(More)
To determine the relative performance of T1rho and T2 relaxation times in disc degeneration assessment. Lumbar sagittal MRI was performed at 3 T in 52 subjects. With a spin-lock frequency of 500 Hz, T1rho was measured using a rotary echo spin-lock pulse embedded in a three-dimensional (3D) balanced fast field echo sequence. A multi-echo TSE sequence was(More)
The study cohort comprised 196 females and 163 males. Lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were acquired. Females had more severe disc degeneration than males. Lumbar spine lower BMD was associated with less severe disc degeneration. Lumbar disc spaces were more likely to be narrower when vertebral BMD was higher. The(More)
Using dynamic contrast enhanced MR imaging, this study investigated perfusion of the proximal femur in subjects with normal BMD, low bone mass and osteoporosis. Study cohort comprised healthy elderly Hong Kong Chinese volunteers consisting of 107 males (74.4+/-4.2 years, mean+/-SD) and 135 females (73.9+/-4.3 years). Right proximal femur BMD measurement by(More)
OBJECTIVES To study, in a large prospective cohort study of 2000 Chinese men 65 to 92 years of age in Hong Kong, the role of lifestyle and medical risk factors for moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Previous epidemiologic studies evaluating the risk factors for LUTS were mainly conducted in non-Chinese populations. METHODS After(More)
This study investigated the prevalence of radiographic vertebral fractures using Genant’s semiquantitative (SQ) scoring system in elderly Chinese men (n = 2,000; mean age, 72.4 years) and women (n = 2,000; mean age, 72.6 years). Vertebral deformities had similar prevalence in elderly men (14.9 %) and women (16.5 %). Majority of the deformities in men were(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in the morphology of the lumbar vertebrae and intervertebral discs associated with osteoporosis of the spine in elderly subjects. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Osteoporosis is a common condition that primarily affects the elderly with significant impact on quality of life. How exactly(More)
Telomere length (TL), as a reflection of aging and inflammatory processes, may be associated with bone mineral density (BMD). This study examines the association between TL and BMD cross-sectionally and the rate of bone loss over a 4-year period in 1,867 Chinese elderly community living subjects. After adjusting for confounding factors, no association was(More)
OBJECT Anterior temporal lobe resection plus amygdalohippocampectomy can cause damage to the anterior portion of the optic radiation, also known as the Meyer loop, resulting in homonymous superior quadrantanopia. Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) of the Meyer loop can help in surgical planning. In this study, the distance of the(More)
This report aims to study the age related T1rho and T2 relaxation time changes in lumbar intervertebral disc. Lumbar sagittal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed with a 3 Tesla scanner in 52 subjects. With a spin-lock frequency of 500 Hz, T1rho was measured using a rotary echo spin-lock pulse embedded in a 3D balanced fast field echo sequence. A(More)