Multicenter Italian study on the bone mass ultrasonographic evaluation at the phalanges in the climacteric (vumof-clife)

M. Mauloni, V. Ventura, D. De Aloysio, P. G. Crosignani, A. R. Genazzani, D. Marchesoni, C. Nappi, S. Schönauer, G. B. Serra, T. Wierdis

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Abstract

Background. It has been observed that prevention is the main objective in the management of the health care in the postmenopause: for this reason a screening of the female population at the climacteric is strongly recommended. In this study we used phalangeal quantitative ultrasound technique for screening purpose: our study involved 8 university centres homogeneously distributed in all country. Methods. Two thousand seven hundred and one measurements have been collected on women in the age range 25-80 years. Precision of the technique has been tested intracentre and intercentre: CV% values have been found to be lower than 1% for Amplitude Dependent Speed of Sound in all cases. Results. Using Amplitude Dependent Speed of Sound and Ultrasound Bone Profile Index it has been possible to discriminate between pre- and postmenopausal women (respectively: 2092±57 and 0.89±0.08; 2030±68 and 0.75±0.16, both p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism
Volume14
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Menopause
  • Phalanges
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology

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Mauloni, M., Ventura, V., De Aloysio, D., Crosignani, P. G., Genazzani, A. R., Marchesoni, D., Nappi, C., Schönauer, S., Serra, G. B., & Wierdis, T. (2000). Multicenter Italian study on the bone mass ultrasonographic evaluation at the phalanges in the climacteric (vumof-clife). Italian Journal of Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism, 14(2-4), 23-26.