Short-term and long-term fracture prediction by bone mass measurements: a prospective study.

@article{Huang1998ShorttermAL,
  title={Short-term and long-term fracture prediction by bone mass measurements: a prospective study.},
  author={Chiung-yu Huang and Philip D. Ross and Richard D. Wasnich},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={107-13}
}
Prospective and cross-sectional studies have demonstrated that bone mass predicts fracture risk. However, most prospective studies have been limited to a few years of follow-up. We investigated the long-term associations of bone mass with vertebral fractures using longitudinal data collected from more than 500 postmenopausal Japanese-American women in the Hawaii Osteoporosis Study. New vertebral fractures were identified during an average of 2.7 years between 1992 and 1995. Short-term fracture… CONTINUE READING