Patients on injectable diacetylmorphine maintenance have low bone mass.


INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Risk factors for osteoporosis are prevalent in chronic heroin users who often start using opiates in their late teens. This study was the first to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in relatively young heroin-dependent patients on injectable heroin maintenance. DESIGN AND METHODS Using cross-sectional design, BMD was assessed in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00242.x


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