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Estimating regional bone mineral density-based T-scores using clinical information; tools validated for postmenopausal women in Sri Lanka

Sewwandi Subasinghe HWA, ekamwasam S, Ball P, Morrissey H, Waidyaratne E

Objectives: This study aims to develop and validate a country specific osteoporosis risk assessing tool for Sri Lankan postmenopausal women. Methods: Community-dwelling postmenopausal women were enrolled to development (n ¼ 602)...
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Is ankle fracture related to low bone mineral density and subsequent fracture? A systematic review

Therdyothin A, Phiphopthatsanee N, Wajanavisit W, Woratanarat P, Laohajaroensombat S, Tawonsawatruk T

Objectives: Ankle fractures are common in the elderly. However, their association with osteoporosis remains controversial. This systematic review aims to determine the relationship between ankle fracture and bone mineral density...
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Association of sunlight exposure with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels among working urban adult Filipinos

Mansibang NMM, Yu MGY, Jimeno CA, Lantion-Ang FL

Objectives: To determine the association of different levels of sunlight exposure, measured using the Filipino sunlight exposure questionnaire (SEQ) with 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels among working urban adult Filipinos. Methods: Seventy-five...
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Prognostic performance of Predictive Index for Osteoporosis and Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians in the identification of individuals high-risk for osteoporosis

Gadong LCP, Cabral MT, Capellan ML, Ang-Golangco N

Objectives: To compare Predictive Index for Osteoporosis (PIO) with Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA) as a clinical tool for identifying the risk of osteoporosis in Filipino men 50e69 and...
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Associations between bone mineral density, trabecular bone score, and body mass index in postmenopausal females

Shayganfar A, Farrokhi M, Shayganfar S, Ebrahimian S

Objectives: Bone mineral density (BMD), as a gold standard determinant of osteoporosis, assesses only one of many characteristics contributing to the bone. Trabecular bone score (TBS) is applied to evaluate...
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Vitamin D and COVID-19: Is something better than nothing?

Lewiecki EM

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Association of sarcopenia with osteoporosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chua JR, Tee ML

Objectives: Systemic consequence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is associated with progressive loss of muscle mass and function. Preliminary studies showed presence of sarcopenia in COPD leads to reduced...
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Comparison of morbidity and mortality of hip and vertebral fragility fractures: Which one has the highest burden?

Rizkallah M, Bachour F, Khoury Me, Sebaaly A, Finianos B, Hage Re, Maalouf G

Objectives: Hip fragility fractures were regarded as one of the most severe, but recent papers report on the underestimated burden of vertebral compression fractures. This study aims to compare morbidity...
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Ability of FRAX Sri Lanka adjusted for trabecular bone score to discriminate between postmenopausal women with a recent fracture and without a fracture

Lekamwasam S, Karunanayaka M, Kaluarachchi V, Chandran M, Rathnayake H, Subasinghe S

Objectives: We evaluated the ability of fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) Sri Lanka to discriminate between women with a recent fracture and without a fracture, when trabecular bone score (TBS)...
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Vitamin D in COVID - 19: Dousing the fire or averting the storm? e A perspective from the Asia-Pacific

Chandran M, Maung AC, Mithal A, Parameswaran R

COVID-19, the acute respiratory tract infection (RTI) caused by the Coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2, has swept around the world. No country has been spared from its onslaught. Treatments that can reduce the...
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Sarcopenia in women with hip fracture: A comparison of hormonal biomarkers and their relationship to skeletal muscle mass and function

Yee ML, Hau R, Taylor A, Guerra M, Guerra P, Darzins P, Gilfillan C

Objectives: Sarcopenia is a decline in skeletal muscle mass and function. It is associated with adverse outcomes and increased mortality. Sarcopenia is also reported to be prevalent in the hip...
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