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Title: Clinical fractures cluster in time after initial fracture
Authors: Laurs-van Geel, Tineke A. C. M.
Center, Jacqueline R.
GEUSENS, Piet
Dinant, Geert-Jan
Eisman, John A.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Citation: MATURITAS, 67 (4). p. 339-342
Abstract: A history of fractures is a well recognised risk factor for a new clinical fracture However this subsequent fracture risk is not constant but fluctuates over time with the greatest increase in the years immediately after the initial fracture followed by a gradual waning of risk toward the population risk The clustering of fractures occurred regardless of age gender and initial fracture location It is therefore likely that fracture risk models which take into account this fluctuation of fracture risk over time will be more relevant in predicting an individual s subsequent fracture risk Regardless of the cause of this clustering these studies all strongly support the need for early action after an initial fracture to reduce the preventable risk of subsequent fractures with medical interventions that have been shown to immediately decrease the risk of fractures (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd All rights reserved
Notes: [Laurs-van Geel, Tineke A. C. M.; Dinant, Geert-Jan] Maastricht Univ, Caphri Dept Gen Practice, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands. [Center, Jacqueline R.; Eisman, John A.] Garvan Inst Med Res, Osteoporosis & Bone Biol Program, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia. [Geusens, Piet P.] Maastricht Univ, Med Ctr, Caphri Dept Internal Med Subdiv Rheumatol, NL-6202 AZ Maastricht, Netherlands. [Geusens, Piet P.] Univ Hasselt, Biomed Res Inst, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11599
DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.09.002
ISI #: 000285909900008
ISSN: 0378-5122
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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