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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).

Show notes

1) OST – Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool

Mayo Clin Proc 2003;78:723-7

Mayo Clin Proc. 2002;77:629-637

The Singapore Family Physician Jul-Sep 2003;29:12

MOH Osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines – Singapore
Mar 2002

Tools for practice – Screening for
Osteoporosis – Who Should Receive Bone Mineral Density Testing?

2) BMD plus age to get fracture risk

CMAJ 2002 167: S1-S34

Ost Int 2001 12:989-95

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

BMJ 2009;338;b2266

Tools for practice – Bone Mineral Density
– Too much of a good thing?

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