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  1. Back problems and atherosclerosis : The study of osteoporotic fractures.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A cross-sectional and prospective study of osteoporotic fractures.

    Objectives

    To investigate the correlation between lower extremity arterial disease or history of cardiovascular disease and back pain, back function, osteoporosis, and vertebral fractures.

    Background

    It has been postulated that atherosclerosis may compromise blood flow to bone and soft tissues in the back, causing pain and disability.

    Recent studies have presented conflicting results.

    Methods

    At baseline, information on back pain and function, general functional status, cardiovascular history, and general lifestyle variables was obtained from 1492 elderly white women (mean age, 71 years) enrolled in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures.

    Lateral radiographs of the lumbar-and thoracic spine were obtained, and lower extremity arterial disease was assessed.

    Follow-up information was obtained an average of 3.7 years later.

    Results

    At baseline, 82 women had arterial disease, 443 had a history of cardiovascular disease, and 277 had vertebral fractures : 58 women had one or more additional vertebral fractures during the follow-up period.

    After adjustment for age, women with cardiovascular disease were more likely to have back pain and disability as a result of the back pain than women free of cardiovascular disease ; at the follow-up examination, the back-related disability was more than twice as likely to have worsened in the cardiovascular disease group. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Pathogénie, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Mode de vie, Athérosclérose, Membre inférieur, Analyse corrélation, Fracture, Vertèbre, Association, Ostéoporose, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Traumatisme, Ostéopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Pathogenesis, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Life habit, Atherosclerosis, Lower limb, Correlation analysis, Fracture, Vertebra, Association, Osteoporosis, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Trauma, Bone disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0056676

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 14/05/1998.