oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - News
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Publication Date||Apr 2005|
|Pages||2 - 3|
Extracted from text ... NEWS ? NEWS ? NEWS ? NEWS ? NEWS ? NEWS Clinical rules not useful in predicting osteoporosis in women Clinical prediction rules that take into account various risk factors, are not particularly useful in identifying women with a high probability of having osteoporosis, new research shows. However, because the sensitivity of these rules is high, a negative result may identify women for whom bone mineral density (BMD) testing is unnecessary. The US Preventive Service Task Force currently recommends routine osteoporosis screening with BMD testing for all women 65 years of age or older. For younger postmenopausal women, however, it ..
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