Risk of pelvic fractures in older women following pelvic irradiation.

@article{Baxter2005RiskOP,
  title={Risk of pelvic fractures in older women following pelvic irradiation.},
  author={Nancy N Baxter and Elizabeth B. Habermann and Joel E Tepper and Sara B. Durham and Beth A. Virnig},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={294 20},
  pages={2587-93}
}
CONTEXT Pelvic fractures, including hip fractures, are a major source of morbidity and mortality in older women. Although therapeutic pelvic irradiation could increase the risk of such fractures, this effect has not been studied. OBJECTIVE To determine if women who undergo pelvic irradiation for pelvic malignancies (anal, cervical, or rectal cancers) have a higher rate of pelvic fracture than women with pelvic malignancies who do not undergo irradiation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We… CONTINUE READING

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