Quantitative heel ultrasound in assessment of bone structure in renal transplant recipients

  title={Quantitative heel ultrasound in assessment of bone structure in renal transplant recipients},
  author={Adrian Mondry and Gerd Ruediger Hetzel and Reinhardt Willers and Joachim Feldkamp and Bernd Grabensee},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={37 5},
Many patients with advanced renal disease have osteopenia or even osteoporosis by the definition of the World Health Organization based on bone mineral density (BMD). Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), the standard method to assess BMD, is not always available. Quantitative heel ultrasound (QUS) is an inexpensive, mobile, and radiation-free diagnostic alternative, yet few data address this method's usefulness in patients with renal disease. The present study assessed the value of QUS in… CONTINUE READING


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