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Performance of decision algorithms for the identification of low bone mineral density in Portuguese postmenopausal women.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta reumatológica portuguesa
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
314–328
Identifiers
PMID: 18846011
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This study provides evidence for the validity of all the selected tools as useful algorithms to select PMW for DEXA. On the basis of our results and considering the importance of simplicity in the applicability of an algorithm we would suggest the following strategy in Portuguese PMW: 1) Aged > or = 65Y: perform DEXA irrespective of other risk factors. 2) Aged < 65Y: perform DEXA if body weight < 70Kg.

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