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Investigators at Department of Orthopedics Report Findings in Osteoporosis (Relationship Between Carotid or Coronary Artery Calcification and Osteoporosis In the Elderly)

Hospital & Nursing Home Daily

04-24-19

2019 APR 22 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Hospital & Nursing Home Daily -- Research findings on Musculoskeletal Diseases and Conditions - Osteoporosis are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Shandong, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between senile osteoporosis and calcified plaques in the arteries and to study the common potential risk factors for loss of bone mass and calcified plaques in the arteries. Eligible patients (>= 60 years old) who received treatment in our hospital from January 2016 to December 2016 were included in this study.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Orthopedics, “Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Multivariate regression model was used to analyze the correlation of osteoporosis and loss of bone mass with the risk of calcified plaques in the carotid and coronary arteries. Compared with plaque-free group, patients in the group with calcified plaques were older with a lower BMD, more cases of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia, higher levels of osteoprotegerin and leptin in scrum and lower levels of serum adiponectin and 25 (OH) D. Severe loss of bone mass., osteoporosis and decreased serum level of 25 (OH) D were correlated with the occurrence of calcified plaques in the arteries after confounding factors such as age were adjusted. Severe loss of bone mass was remarkably correlative with the risk of calcified plaques and coexisting calcified plaques in the carotid and coronary arteries after confounding factors such as age were adjusted. Osteoporosis and severe loss of bone mass are closely related to plaques in the carotid and coronary arteries.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The elderly population with severe low bone mass is the key target population for the prevention of cardiovascular events.”

For more information on this research see: Relationship Between Carotid or Coronary Artery Calcification and Osteoporosis In the Elderly. Minerva Medica, 2019;110(1):12-17. Minerva Medica can be contacted at: Edizioni Minerva Medica, Corso Bramante 83-85 Int Journals Dept., 10126 Turin, Italy.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.L. Mu, Long Kou Tradit Chinese Med Hosp, Dept. of Orthopedics, 183 Huamulan St, Yantai 265701, Shandong, People’s Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J. Zhu, J. Zhang and P. Guo.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4806.18.05632-X. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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