Identification of fast bone losers using high precision pQCT in pre- and postmenopausal Chinese women in Hong Kong

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Author(s)

  • L. Qin
  • S. K. Au
  • K. M. Chan
  • E. Lau
  • K. M. Lee
  • M. A. Dambacher
  • P. C. Leung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2760-2763
Journal / PublicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) - Proceedings
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1998
PlaceHong Kong
Period29 October - 1 November 1998

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and increased fracture risk. The annual rate of bone loss is generally around 1-2%, but can be as high as 3-5% in the pre- and post-menopausal period. The identification of fast bone losers in pre- and post-menopausal Chinese women in Hong Kong is discussed. Baseline measurements between pre- and post-menopausal women show that the annual bone loss rate of trabecular bone is almost 2.5 fold faster than the cortical bone. The follow-up data from 53 subjects show that one-third of the post-menopausal women belong to the fast bone losers.

Citation Format(s)

Identification of fast bone losers using high precision pQCT in pre- and postmenopausal Chinese women in Hong Kong. / Qin, L.; Au, S. K.; Chan, K. M.; Lau, E.; Lee, K. M.; Cheng, S. H.; Dambacher, M. A.; Leung, P. C.

In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) - Proceedings, Vol. 5, 1998, p. 2760-2763.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal