Prof. J. A. Kanis

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The absence of specific criteria for the definition of vertebral fracture has major implications for assessing the apparent prevalence and incidence of vertebral deformity. Also, little is known of the effect of using different criteria for new vertebral fractures in clinical studies. We therefore developed radiological criteria for vertebral fracture in(More)
The aims of this study were to quantify the hospital burden of vertebral fracture in Europe and to compare this with that of hip fracture. Information on hospital discharges was sought by age and sex from Ministries of Health in Europe. Discharge rates for vertebral fracture, available from 12 countries, varied by more than 4-fold between countries, which(More)
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