In episode 91, yet again we bring in Mike K and Tina K to help us out with some very useful clinical information surrounding the issue of bone density and osteoporosis. We look at studies from the BMJ (Bowel Medical Journal), one of Mike A’s favourite journal, and we all agree that simple models should be used and repeat BMDs are basically not needed. Unfortunately we also come to the realisation that in a similar fashion, Mike A and James are basically not needed for the podcast as they are too simple.
1) Simple models vs more complex models – simple is just as good
2) Repeat bone density – is it needed – likely not
3) Only measure BMD once
4) An RCT of vertebroplasty for vertebral fractures