Monica Rencken

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether bone mineral density (BMD) measurements at the lumbar spine and femoral neck provided comparable information to women planning to use that knowledge to help them make a decision about hormone replacement therapy. Eighty-eight healthy Caucasian women, aged 44–59 and within 0 to 5 years of menopause,(More)
Six Hologic QDR-1000 DEXA bone densitometers at different centers across the USA were compared to determine the intermachine variability. Nine scans in succession were acquired on each machine using a single anthropomorphic lumbar spine phantom (manufactured by Hologic). Values for BMC, area, and BMD were recorded for each measurement. Means, standard(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if there is a generalized loss of bone mass at multiple skeletal sites in amenorrheic athletes compared with a group of eumenorrheic athletes. DESIGN A case-control study examining the differences in bone mineral density (BMD) between amenorrheic and eumenorrheic athletes. SETTING Seattle, Wash, and surrounding communities. (More)
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