An assessment of the use of quantitative ultrasound and the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians in determining the risk of nonvertebral fracture in postmenopausal Chinese women

@article{Tao2007AnAO,
  title={An assessment of the use of quantitative ultrasound and the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians in determining the risk of nonvertebral fracture in postmenopausal Chinese women},
  author={Bei Tao and Jian-Min Liu and Xiaoying Li and Jiguang Wang and Wei-Qing Wang and Guang Ning},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={60-65}
}
This cross-sectional study aims to assess the effectiveness of a simple, noninvasive scoring system, the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA), and quantitative bone ultrasound (QUS) in assessing nonvertebral fracture risk in Chinese postmenopausal women. A group of 513 community-dwelling women including 271 postmenopausal individuals participated in this study. Speed of sound (SOS m/s) at the radius, phalanx, and tibia were assessed by using the Omnisense prototype (Sunlight Ltd… CONTINUE READING
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