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Bisphosphonate whole body retention test: relations to bone mineralization rate, renal function and bone mineral content in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disorders.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of clinical investigation
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
6
Pages
530–537
Identifiers
PMID: 3123252
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The bisphosphonate whole body retention test (WBR) has been used to estimate bone mineralization rate (bone turnover). Bisphosphonates given i.v. are taken up by bone or excreted in urine. The aim of the present investigation was to test the efficacy of WBR in estimating bone mineralization rate (m) and to evaluate the influence of renal function (Clcr) and bone mass (forearm bone mineral content; BMC) on WBR. The 24-h retention of 3.7 MBq 99mTc-HMBP (1-hydroxymethylene-1,1-bisphosphonate) (Osteoscan) given i.v. was measured by a medium sensitive whole body counter in thirty-one patients with hyperparathyroidism (n = 14), hyperthyroidism (n = 8) or hypothyroidism (n = 9) (group 1) and in seventy-six females with postmenopausal spinal crush fracture osteoporosis (group 2). In the same individuals m was calculated from a 7-day 47Ca-kinetic study using the expanding calcium pool model. Multiple regression analysis of WBR vs. m and Clcr in group 1 disclosed that WBR correlated positively to m [rp = 0.49, P less than 0.01 (rp = partial correlation coefficient)] and inversely to Clcr (rp = -0.44, P less than 0.02). Inclusion of BMC in the analysis did not reveal any significant partial correlation between WBR and BMC (rp = -0.33, 0.05 less than P less than 0.10). In group 2 WBR correlated inversely to Clcr (rp = -0.48, P less than 0.001) but showed no significant relation to m (rp = 0.10, NS).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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