Episode 202: Please stop measuring all those bone densities
In episode 202, Mike and James continue their testing deconstruction process. This week they take on bone mineral densities and discuss when (almost never) and when not to get these measurements. The podcast clocks in at a dense 44 minutes but the result is a real gem (mineral).
1) OST – Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool
Mayo Clin Proc. 2002;77:629-637
The Singapore Family Physician Jul-Sep 2003;29:12
MOH Osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines – Singapore
Tools for practice – Screening for
Osteoporosis – Who Should Receive Bone Mineral Density Testing?
2) BMD plus age to get fracture risk
3) Remeasuring for risk assessment
Arch Intern Med 2007;167:155-60
4) Simpler tools for risk assessment
Arch Intern Med 2009;169:2087-94
5) Follow-up bone density after treatment
Tools for practice – Bone Mineral Density
– Too much of a good thing?
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