Potential Extensions of the US FRAX Algorithm

  title={Potential Extensions of the US FRAX Algorithm},
  author={Lee Joseph Melton and Elizabeth J. Atkinson and Sara J. Achenbach and J. A. Kanis and Terry M. Therneau and Helena Johansson and Sundeep Khosla and Shreyasee Amin},
  booktitle={Journal of osteoporosis},
To determine if the revised US FRAX can identify those at high risk for fractures at any skeletal site, we studied 250 women and 249 men ≥40 years old from an age-stratified random sample of Rochester, MN residents. At baseline, femoral neck (FN) bone density was assessed, as were the clinical risk factors included in FRAX, along with additional fracture risk factors such as bone turnover markers and fall history. Fracture ascertainment through periodic interviews and comprehensive medical… CONTINUE READING
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