Prevalence and predictors of vertebral fracture in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Majumdar2010PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and predictors of vertebral fracture in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Sumit Ranjan Majumdar and Cristina Villa-Roel and Kristin J. Lyons and Brian H. Rowe},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={260-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Patients with COPD are at risk for osteoporosis-related vertebral compression fractures (VCF) which predispose to more fractures and worsening pulmonary function. Our objectives were to: 1 document VCF prevalence in COPD patients; and 2 determine the independent correlates of VCF. METHODS From 2004-2006, we prospectively recruited consecutive consenting COPD patients presenting with acute exacerbation at three Canadian Emergency Departments (ED). We collected clinical and pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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