Quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus and dual X-ray absorptiometry of the lumbar spine in assessment and follow-up of skeletal status in patients after kidney transplantation

@article{Kovac2003QuantitativeUO,
  title={Quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus and dual X-ray absorptiometry of the lumbar spine in assessment and follow-up of skeletal status in patients after kidney transplantation},
  author={Damjan Kovac and Jelka Lindi{\vc} and Aljo{\vs}a Kandus and F. A. Bren},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={166-170}
}
Bone loss after kidney transplantation is a significant complication of immunosuppressive treatment leading to a high prevalence of bone fracture in these patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the calcaneus in comparison with dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the lumbar spine in determining bone status and mineral changes in patients in the first 6 months after transplantation. Forty-six patients participated in the study (25… CONTINUE READING

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