Changes in bone mass as determined by ultrasound and biochemical markers of bone turnover during pregnancy and puerperium: a longitudinal study.

@article{Yamaga1996ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in bone mass as determined by ultrasound and biochemical markers of bone turnover during pregnancy and puerperium: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Ayako Yamaga and Michiyoshi Taga and Hiroshi Minaguchi and Kohei Sato},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1996},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={752-6}
}
In a longitudinal study, we analyzed the speed of sound (SOS) and broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the os calcis as an index of bone mineral density (BMD) to define the effects of pregnancy and lactation on bone metabolism. We used an ultrasound bone densitometer and measured 6 biochemical markers of bone turnover in 18 healthy women throughout pregnancy and puerperium. The measurement of SOS and BUA by such an ultrasound device was clinically advantageous; not only is it radiation… CONTINUE READING

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