The aetiology of senile osteoporosis: secondary hyperparathyroidism due to renal failure.

@article{Berlyne1975TheAO,
  title={The aetiology of senile osteoporosis: secondary hyperparathyroidism due to renal failure.},
  author={Geoffrey M. Berlyne and Josef Ben-Ari and Avraham Kushelevsky and A Idelman and Daliah Galinsky and Michael Hirsch and R Shainkin and Reuven Yagil and M. V. Zlotnik},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1975},
  volume={44 175},
  pages={
          505-21
        }
}
The aetiology of senile osteoporosis was investigated in a series of elderly normal persons (mean age 76.8 years) who were compared to 18-19 year old normal controls. Osteoporosis was estimated by standard radiological morphometric and densitometric techniques, in the metacarpals and thoraco-lumbar vertebrae. Serum parathyroid hormone levels were significantly higher in the elderly group, and correlated well with morphometric and densometric measurements of osteoporosis. Creatinine clearance… CONTINUE READING
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