Ultrasound transmission as a sensitive indicator of bone change in Japanese women in the perimenopausal period.
Apparent velocity of ultrasound (AVU) through the patella was measured in 160 Japanese women without specific diseases affecting the skeletal system.
AVU averaged 1955±64 m/s (mean±S. D,) in healthy premenopausal women.
Twenty patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis over the age of 50 years with at least one atraumatic vertebral fracture had significantly lower average AVU (1757±89.6 m/s) than that of the same age group without compression fracture (1838±78.0 m/s, P<0.05).
Perimenopausal women without vertebral fracture in their 50s were divided into two groups, premenopausal (n=11) and postmenopausal (n=28), and both AVU through the patella and spinal BMD (L-2-4) using DXA were measured.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Femelle, Japon, Asie, Ménopause, Rotule, Vitesse transmission, Ultrason, Densité, Elément minéral, Ostéoporose, Facteur risque, Exploration ultrason, Os, Squelette, Système ostéoarticulaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Female, Japan, Asia, Menopause, Patella, Transmission speed, Ultrasound, Density, Inorganic element, Osteoporosis, Risk factor, Sonography, Bone, Skeleton, Osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0586851
Code Inist : 002A23A. Création : 09/06/1995.