The importance of morphometric radiographic vertebral assessment for the detection of patients who need pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis among postmenopausal diabetic Korean women

  • Choi Y
  • Yang S
  • Shin C
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Abstract

Many diabetic patients with vertebral fractures remain undiagnosed and untreated. We found that more than two-thirds of osteoporotic diabetic women could not be identified for pharmacological treatment according to the NOF guidelines if without radiographic vertebral assessment. This study shows the importance of radiographic vertebral assessment for identifying patients who need treatment for osteoporosis in diabetic women.

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  • Morphometric radiography
  • Osteoporosis
  • Radiographic vertebral assessment
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vertebral fracture

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Authors

  • Y. J. Choi

  • S. O. Yang

  • C. S. Shin

  • Y. S. Chung

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