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Clinical profile of geriatrics patients with osteoporosis at St. Luke's Medical Center.

Author

Grace A. Jardeleza,
Reynaldo F. Rosales,
Ma. Sandra Navarra,
Tomas M. Realiza,
Emmanuel T. Gatchalian Sr.

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Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
St. Luke's Medical Journal
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
July-December 1996
Volume
3
Issue
2
Page(s)
14-16

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a condition of decreased bone mass that can be measured using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA). A total of 162 patients, 60 years old and above, underwent DEXA from January 1993 to October 1995 at SLMC. Fifty two subjects were excluded because 2 subjects had scoliosis, 11 had normal DEXA and 39 subjects were labelled as osteopenic. Female sex has been identified as one of the risk factors aside from age and Asian race. Clinical profile of osteoporotic patients included a decreased calcium intake, sedentary lifestyle, a significant history of smoking and alcoholic beverage intake.

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