osteopenia


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osteopenia

[‚äs·tē·ə′pē·nē·ə]
(medicine)
The reduction in bone volume and bone structural quality.
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A meta-analysis reported the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in HIV-infected individuals to be as high as 15% and 30%, respectively, corresponding to an odds ratio of 3.
KEY WORDS: BMD, Chronic HBV infection, Chronic liver disease, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia.
Conclusion: The frequency of osteopenia was significantly high among young female students.
The investigators used a standard statistical method to assess the impact of osteopenia or osteoporosis on having a fracture after the DXA scan.
3%) of the patients had osteopenia and three (5%) had osteoporosis.
Esto lo condicionan ciertas variaciones en la adquisicion de masa osea durante la infancia y la adolescencia teniendo por lo tanto una tendencia creciente en el diagnostico de osteopenia en pediatria.
According to the BMD Z-scores at the femur and lumbar spines, patients were subdivided into normal, at risk of osteopenia (borderline), osteopenia, at risk of osteoporosis (borderline) and osteoporosis.
Having osteopenia does make it easier to break a bone, but interestingly some fractures from osteopenia don't even cause pain.
A study published in the Journal of Pineal Research of postmenopausal women with osteopenia has shown that long-term treatment with melatonin, which naturally decreases in the body with age, can improve the density of bone at the neck of the femur, in proportion to the level of treatment.
The result showed osteopenia (slightly reduced bone mass) of the lower spine.
People with a FRAX below 20% and no fracture history should have another DXA in 1 to 2 years if they have advanced osteopenia (T score -2.