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Bone mineral content: data analysis.

Authors
  • Mimouni, F
  • Tsang, R C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1988
Volume
113
Issue
1 Pt 2
Pages
178–180
Identifiers
PMID: 3292749
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We reviewed the literature related to intrauterine bone mineral content (BMC) curves and the expression of BMC measurements in infants. From this review, it appears that the curves developed by Greer and by Minton for the radius are extremely similar and that both should be used as the reference curve. It also appears that expression of assessment results in terms of BMC and bone width (BW) permits an evaluation of growth of bone mass versus growth of size of the bone scanned. Although the BMC/BW ratio might be a useful but unproved conceptual adjunct, expression of photon absorptiometry results in terms of the BMC/BW ratio alone does not confer any specific advantage and theoretically could mask important specific information about bone mass and size.

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