Osteoporosis in patients undergoing lung transplantation.

  title={Osteoporosis in patients undergoing lung transplantation.},
  author={Serge Ferrari and Laurent Pierre Nicod and Juerg Hamacher and Anastase Spiliopoulos and D. O. Slosman and Thierry Rochat and J. P. Bonjour and Ren{\'e} R Rizzoli},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={9 11},
The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures may seriously compromise the quality of life of lung transplant recipients. However, at present, the true risk of osteoporosis in such patients is unknown. We therefore prospectively evaluated bone mass changes in patients undergoing pulmonary transplantation. Bone mineral density (BMD) of lumbar spine (LS), femoral neck (FN) and femoral shaft (FS), as well as whole body bone mineral content (WB-BMC) were measured in 21 consecutive candidates for lung… CONTINUE READING


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