[Prevalence of osteoporosis assessed by quantitative ultrasound calcaneus measurements in institutionalized elderly population].

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To analyze using quantitative ultrasound of calcaneus (QUS) the prevalence of osteoporosis in institutionalized elderly people, in order to contribute to state reliable criteria (T-score units) for the diagnosis of osteoporosis which allow advances in bone fracture prevention. MATERIAL AND METHODS Elderly people (n=171) were divided into… (More)

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