Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0005p371 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2016

Seasonal and environmental effect on the incidence of hip fractures and non hip fractures in Italy

Tarantino Umberto , Feola Maurizio , Rao Cecilia , Guazzini Andrea , Piscitelli Prisco

Background and objective: Data concerning the incidence of fractures in Italy have been displayed since year 2000 by analysing hospital discharge records (HDRs). However, the influence of seasonal and environmental factors on fracture events in the Italian population has not yet been assessed.Methods: We have analyzed HDRs for primary diagnosis of hip, vertebral, forearm, humeral and knee fractures in Italy from year 2007 to 2009. Inferential statistics ...

ba0001pp357 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2013

The prevalence of osteoporosis and risk factors for bone demineralization in Italy: first results from the firmo study

Fossi Caterina , Cavalli Loredana , Giusti Francesca , Metozzi Alessia , Parri Simone , Guazzini Andrea , Maria Luisa Brandi

Objective(s): We aimed to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis and risk factors for bone demineralization in the Italian population.Material and methods: 3090 consecutive subjects were screened for osteoporosis by using calcaneal quantitative ultrasounds (QUS) in 16 Italian cities (women: 2635; men: 455) during the extension of the FIRMO study carried out in 2011 on about 7000 people. Anamnestic data were collected to assess the presence of recognize...