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ba0003pp233 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2014

aBMD at the hip measured by DXA overestimate cortical vBMD assesed by QCT scans

Amstrup Anne Kristine , Sikjaer Tanja , Mosekilde Leif , Rejnmark Lars

Background: DXA scan has for many years been gold standard when analyzing areal bone mineral density (aBMD) in osteoporotic patients. Risk of fractures increases as aBMD declines. However, although risk of fracture is highest in patients with osteoporosis, it is well known that the majority of fragility fractures actually occur in patients with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. As aBMD is a projected two dimensional imaging technique it does not differentiate between cortic...

ba0001pp286 | Muscle, physical activity and bone | ECTS2013

Muscle function and quality of life in primary hyperparathyroidism

Rolighed Lars , Amstrup Anne Kristine , Jakobsen Niels Frederik Breum , Sikjaer Tanja , Mosekilde Leif , Christiansen Peer , Rejnmark Lars

Introduction: In spite of the frequent encounter of ¬Ďasymptomatic¬í primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), the patients often describe various relevant improvements postoperatively suggesting a subclinical biological effect of elevated PTH or hypercalcaemia.Materials and methods: To evaluate muscle function, postural stability, and quality of life (QoL) in untreated PHPT, we assessed maximal isometric muscle strength in upper and lower extremities,...