Risk factors for the development of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among older men

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/145609
Title:
Risk factors for the development of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among older men
Authors:
Mongey, AB; Thomas-John, M
Affiliation:
Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services
Citation:
Journal of Rheumatology, vol 36, issue 9, pp. 1947-52
Journal:
Journal of Rheumatology
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/145609
PubMed ID:
19605671
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19605671
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality particularly among older men. However, there is little information regarding risk factors among this population. The aims of our study were to determine risk factors for osteoporosis and fragility fractures and the predictive value of bone mineral density (BMD) measurements for development of fragility fractures in a cohort of elderly Caucasian and African American men. METHODS: We evaluated 257 men aged 70 years or older for risk factors for osteoporosis and fragility fractures using a detailed questionnaire and BMD assessment. Exclusion criteria included conditions known to cause osteoporosis such as hypogonadism and chronic steroid use, current treatment with bisphosphonates, bilateral hip arthroplasties, and inability to ambulate independently. RESULTS: Age, weight, weight loss, androgen deprivation treatment, duration of use of dairy products, exercise, and fracture within 10 years prior to study entry were associated with osteoporosis (p < or = 0.05). Fragility fractures were associated with duration of use of dairy products, androgen deprivation treatment, osteoporosis, and history of fracture within 10 years prior to BMD assessment (p < or = 0.05). There were some differences in risk factors between the Caucasian and African American populations, suggesting that risk factors may vary between ethnic groups. CONCLUSION: Although men with osteoporosis had a higher rate of fractures, the majority of fractures occurred in men with T-scores > -2.5 standard deviations below the mean, suggesting that factors other than BMD are also important in determining risk.
Keywords:
RHEUMATOLOGY; HOSPICE
Local subject classification:
MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE

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dc.contributor.authorMongey, ABen
dc.contributor.authorThomas-John, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-18T08:07:05Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-18T08:07:05Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Rheumatology, vol 36, issue 9, pp. 1947-52en
dc.identifier.pmid19605671-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/145609-
dc.descriptionOBJECTIVE: Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality particularly among older men. However, there is little information regarding risk factors among this population. The aims of our study were to determine risk factors for osteoporosis and fragility fractures and the predictive value of bone mineral density (BMD) measurements for development of fragility fractures in a cohort of elderly Caucasian and African American men. METHODS: We evaluated 257 men aged 70 years or older for risk factors for osteoporosis and fragility fractures using a detailed questionnaire and BMD assessment. Exclusion criteria included conditions known to cause osteoporosis such as hypogonadism and chronic steroid use, current treatment with bisphosphonates, bilateral hip arthroplasties, and inability to ambulate independently. RESULTS: Age, weight, weight loss, androgen deprivation treatment, duration of use of dairy products, exercise, and fracture within 10 years prior to study entry were associated with osteoporosis (p < or = 0.05). Fragility fractures were associated with duration of use of dairy products, androgen deprivation treatment, osteoporosis, and history of fracture within 10 years prior to BMD assessment (p < or = 0.05). There were some differences in risk factors between the Caucasian and African American populations, suggesting that risk factors may vary between ethnic groups. CONCLUSION: Although men with osteoporosis had a higher rate of fractures, the majority of fractures occurred in men with T-scores > -2.5 standard deviations below the mean, suggesting that factors other than BMD are also important in determining risk.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19605671en
dc.subjectRHEUMATOLOGYen
dc.subjectHOSPICEen
dc.subject.otherMUSCULOSKELETAL CAREen
dc.titleRisk factors for the development of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among older menen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOur Lady's Hospice & Care Servicesen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Rheumatologyen

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