Determination and validation of aortic calcification measurement from lateral bone densitometry in dialysis patients.

@article{Toussaint2009DeterminationAV,
  title={Determination and validation of aortic calcification measurement from lateral bone densitometry in dialysis patients.},
  author={Nigel D Toussaint and Kenneth Ka-Ki Lau and Boyd J G Strauss and Kevan Roy Polkinghorne and Peter G. Kerr},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={119-27}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Vascular calcification (VC) contributes to increased cardiovascular (CV) disease in dialysis patients and is inversely correlated with bone mineral density (BMD). Screening for VC may determine patients at greater CV risk and bone densitometry may have dual role in assessing VC as well as BMD. The aim of this study was to determine measurement of VC using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) with correlation to gold standard computed tomography (CT). DESIGN… CONTINUE READING
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