Salim Gassim

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INTRODUCTION Vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) is a technology that can reliably and accurately diagnose vertebral fractures with greater patient convenience, less radiation exposure, and lower cost than standard spine radiography. OBJECTIVE To study prevalence and risk factors of vertebral fractures using VFA in healthy men. METHODS The study cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Bone mineral density (BMD) measurements using dual-energy X-rays absorptiometry (DXA) are widely used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess its severity. Previous studies show the necessity to establish reference data for bone mass measurements for each particular population. Such data are lacking for the male Moroccan population. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND Although not as common as in women, osteoporosis remains a significant health care problem in men. Data concerning risk factors of osteoporosis are lacking for the male Moroccan population. The objective of the study was to identify some determinants associated to low bone mineral density in Moroccan men. METHODS a sample of 592 healthy men(More)
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