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A Comparison of Serum Lead Status among Elderly Osteopaenic Patients, Elderly Osteoporotic Patients and Healthy Controls

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.103
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248-53
Synopsis: 
It is proposed that in conditions where the bone turnover rate is high, mobilization of lead from bone to blood will occur. Mobilization of lead from bone to blood in elderly osteopaenic patients and elderly osteoporotic patients was similar to that in healthy controls.

ABSTRACT

Objective: It is proposed that in some conditions such as pregnancy and osteoporosis where the bone turnover rate is high, there is mobilization of various minerals including lead (Pb) from bone to blood. This study aimed to determine if there were any differences in serum Pb levels among elderly osteopaenic patients, elderly osteoporotic persons and healthy controls.

Accepted: 
20 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Nov, 2015

Predicting Osteopenia and Osteoporosis with a Simple Test: A Preliminary Work

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.253
Pages: 
158–64
Synopsis: 
Use of simple serum based tests to classify healthy individuals from patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is gaining interest. It seems that the “Osteo-Pars” equation has reasonable benefit in discriminating healthy individuals from osteopenia/osteoporosis patients.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The occurrence of osteopenia and osteoporosis is a major problem of ageing. For assessing the severity of bone loss, bone mineral density (BMD) measurement is the gold standard. Because of the limitations of BMD, use of simpler serum-based tests to classify osteoporosis/osteopenia patients is gaining interest. In this preliminary work, we aimed to discriminate between healthy individuals and osteoporosis/osteopenia patients through a simple serum-based equation.

Accepted: 
21 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015
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