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.