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ba0001oc3.5 | Osteoporosis pathophysiology and genetics | ECTS2013

Genome-wide association identifies a new susceptibility locus at 4q35 associated with clinical vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women: the GEFOS-GENOMOS consortium

Alonso N , Estrada K , Herrera L , Kabir D , Olmos J M , Sanudo C , Riancho J A , Oei L , Medina-Gomez M C , Stenkjaer L , Bjerre L , Langdahl B , Brown M A , Duncan E L , Sims M , Kaptoge S , Reeve J , Lewis J , Prince R , Reppe S , Olstad O K , Gautvik K M , Garcia-Giralt N , Nogues X , Mencej-Bedrac S , Marc J , del Pino J , Gonzalez-Sarmiento R , Wolstein O , Eisman J , Feenstra B , Melbye M , Albagha O M E , WTCCC , Davies G , Starr J , Deary I , Quintela I , Fernandez C , Carracedo A , Lucas G , Elosua R , Uitterlinden A G , Rivadeneira F , Ralston S H

Vertebral fractures (VF) defined by morphometric analysis of spine radiographs are the most common complication of osteoporosis. Those that come to medical attention, with symptoms such as back pain and kyphosis are termed clinical vertebral fractures (CVF) and account for significant morbidity and mortality. Although much progress was made in identifying loci for bone mineral density, the genetic determinants of CVF remain unclear. Here we present the initial results from a g...