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Bone Loss During the Acute Stage Following Burn Injury: Is it Local or Systemic?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.362
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229-32
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The aim of this article was to examine post-burn bone loss and determine whether it was local or diffuse. These injuries caused systemic bone loss. This bone loss could not be correlated with the severity of the burns.

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Objective: To examine post-burn bone loss and determine whether it was local or diffuse.

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2016

The Effect of Serum Magnesium Levels and Serum Endothelin-1 Levels on Bone Mineral Density in Protein Energy Malnutrition

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213–8
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This study suggests that lower magnesium levels and higher endothelin-1 levels might be important factors in changes of bone mineral density in malnutrition. We recommend that the malnourished patient, especially with hypomagnesaemia, be treated with magnesium early.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Fractures in Jamaican Males with Prostate Cancer: A Retrospective Case Series

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2016.269
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This retrospective case series reports on low rates of fractures in males on androgen deprivation for prostate cancer in Jamaica.

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Objective: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) reduces bone mineral density in men treated for prostate cancer. We sought to determine if there was an ethnic difference in fractures induced by ADT in Jamaican men.

Accepted: 
06 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.253
Pages: 
158–64
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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.

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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

An Examination of the Effects of Leuprolide Acetate Used in the Treatment of Central Precocious Puberty on Bone Mineral Density and 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.346
Pages: 
104–7
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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists may have an adverse effect on bone health. They may exhibit these effects by impacting on vitamin D levels.

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Aim: Leuprolide acetate is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue frequently used in the treatment of central precocious puberty. Research is currently taking place into its effects on endocrine systems. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of leuprolide acetate on vitamin D and bone mineral density.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2015

Study of Different Involutive Changes in Bone Mineral Density Measured in Ward’s Triangle and Trabecular Volume Measured in Iliac Crest in Relation to Age

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.046
Pages: 
108–12
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Involutional changes occur in bone mineral density during the process of ageing. Body mass index has a great influence on bone mineral density.

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Background: The ageing process causes changes in the bone structure, in bone mineral density, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Aims: The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare involutive changes in bone structure that occur in relation to age in men and women through the study of bone mineral density at the Ward’s triangle and trabecular volume.

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20 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 21 Oct, 2014

Effects of Steroid Treatment on Bone Mineral Metabolism in Children with Glucocorticoid-sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.046
Pages: 
627–30
Synopsis: 
Bone mineralization was negatively affected by steroid treatment in children with nephrotic syndrome. These children should undergo regular bone mineral density evaluation, and an appropriate therapeutic approach should be planned.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013
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