Bone mineral density in haemodialysis patients: A comparative study of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and quantitative ultrasound

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ARICI M. E., ERTURK H., ALTUN B., USALAN C., Ulusoy S., ERDEM Y., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.15, no.11, pp.1847-1851, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/15.11.1847
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1847-1851
  • Keywords: bone mineral density, calcaneal ultrasound, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, haemodialysis, quantitative ultrasound, HEMODIALYZED PATIENTS, DIALYSIS PATIENTS, DIALYZED WOMEN, FRACTURES, DISEASE
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Background. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone is a relatively new technique that appears to assess 'bone quality' in addition to bone mineral density. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of QUS of calcaneum and to correlate it with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in chronic haemodialysis patients.