Assessing osteoporosis in the young adult

Choong, W. S., Gallacher, S. and Ahmed, S. F. (2015) Assessing osteoporosis in the young adult. European Endocrinology, 11(1), pp. 43-44. (doi: 10.17925/EE.2015.11.01.43) (PMID:29632568) (PMCID:PMC5819063)

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Osteoporosis in the young adult is a relatively rare phenomenon, and its diagnosis needs careful assessment of the affected person. The emphasis in the assessment of bone health is gradually shifting from a simple quantitative assessment of bone mineral density to one that includes bone quality. This may be particularly important in the young adult, where the aetiological cause of osteoporosis may be a primary genetic condition or secondary to another chronic condition.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Keywords:Osteoporosis, bone biopsy, chronic disease, dual energy absorptiometry, magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral quantitative computer tomography, young adult
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gallacher, Dr Stephen and Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal
Authors: Choong, W. S., Gallacher, S., and Ahmed, S. F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:European Endocrinology
Publisher:Touch Medical Media
ISSN (Online):1758-3780
Published Online:10 April 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Endocrinology 11(1):43-44
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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