Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp305 | Muscle, physical activity and bone | ECTS2013

Associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations with quality of life and self-rated health

Rafiq Rachida , Swart Karin , van Schoor Natasja , Deeg Dorly , Lips Paul , de Jongh Renate

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with impaired physical functioning and several chronic diseases and might thereby affect quality of life and self-rated health. The aim of this study was to assess relationships of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) with quality of life and self-rated health, and to examine whether physical performance and number of chronic diseases mediate these relationships.Methods: Data were obtained from the LA...

ba0001pp382 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2013

The relationship between cardiovascular risk and bone mineral density: an important role for anthropometry

de Jongh Renate , Jameson Karen , Syddall Holly , Sayer Avan , den Heijer Martin , Cooper Cyrus , Dennison Elaine

Introduction: Cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis have often been reported to coexist in older people. However, the literature is conflicting regarding size and indeed direction of the association. The aim of the present study was therefore to assess associations between the Framingham general cardiovascular risk score and bone characteristics in a cohort of older adults.Methods: We studied 374 men and 379 women, born 1931–1939, who participated...

ba0003oc6.2 | Osteoporosis treatment and the effects of physical activity | ECTS2014

Gender-specific associations between physical functioning, bone quality, and fracture risk in older people

Furrer Regula , van Schoor Natasja , de Haan Arnold , Lips Paul , de Jongh Renate

Introduction: Measures of physical function may be related to osteoporosis and fractures in older individuals and may thus be used in the identification of individuals at high fracture risk.Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate which measures of physical functioning are associated with bone quality and fracture incidence and whether gender-specific differences exist within these associations.Methods: We studied 1486 partici...

ba0003pp220 | Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging | ECTS2014

The fracture outpatient clinic: what is the additional value of vertebral assessments and which individuals should be more actively recruited?

Muilwijk Carolien , Lips Paul , Lems Willem , Bultink Irene , den Heijer Martin , de Jongh Renate

Fracture outpatient (FO) clinics aim to identify individuals at high fracture risk. Identification of individuals at high fracture risk has been improved since the introduction of vertebral fracture assessment (VFA). Unfortunately, participation rates in FO clinics are often low.The aim of this study is to i) assess the contributory value of VFA in addition to BMD measurements in identifying individuals with high fracture risk; ii) assess characteristics...