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Tibial ultrasound velocity in women with wrist fracture

Nadine Hollevoet (UGent) , René Verdonk (UGent) , Stefan Goemaere (UGent) and GEORGES VAN MAELE (UGent)
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The aim of the study was to determine whether cortical midtibial speed of sound (Soundscan 2000, Myriad Ultrasound Systems, Israel) was able to discriminate women who sustained a fracture of the distal radius from normal women and to compare the performance of tibial speed of sound with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the distal radius, hip, and lumbar spine. The study population consisted of 40 women with a wrist fracture and 41 healthy age-matched controls. Tibial ultrasound velocity correlated with bone mineral density of the distal forearm (r(S) = 0.64, p < 0.001), the hip (r(S) = 0.46, p < 0.001), and the lumbar spine (r(S) = 0.51, p < 0.001). The mean speed of sound value at the mid-tibia of the wrist fracture patients (3873 m/s) was lower than that of the controls (3913 m/s), but the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.12). All DXA values were significantly lower in fracture cases. Receiver operating curve analysis showed that mid-tibial ultrasound velocity was less effective than DXA of the distal forearm to discriminate wrist fracture patients from age-matched controls.
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osteoporosis, OSTEOPOROSIS, DENSITOMETRY, ATTENUATION, RISK, DISTAL RADIUS, CORTICAL BONE, HIP FRACTURE, quantitative ultrasound, bone densitometry, wrist fracture, BONE-MINERAL DENSITY, X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY, QUANTITATIVE ULTRASOUND

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Hollevoet, Nadine, René Verdonk, Stefan Goemaere, and GEORGES VAN MAELE. 2004. “Tibial Ultrasound Velocity in Women with Wrist Fracture.” Journal of Clinical Densitometry 7 (3): 302–306.
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Hollevoet, N., Verdonk, R., Goemaere, S., & VAN MAELE, G. (2004). Tibial ultrasound velocity in women with wrist fracture. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY, 7(3), 302–306.
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Hollevoet N, Verdonk R, Goemaere S, VAN MAELE G. Tibial ultrasound velocity in women with wrist fracture. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY. 2004;7(3):302–6.
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Hollevoet, Nadine et al. “Tibial Ultrasound Velocity in Women with Wrist Fracture.” JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY 7.3 (2004): 302–306. Print.
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to determine whether cortical midtibial speed of sound (Soundscan 2000, Myriad Ultrasound Systems, Israel) was able to discriminate women who sustained a fracture of the distal radius from normal women and to compare the performance of tibial speed of sound with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the distal radius, hip, and lumbar spine. The study population consisted of 40 women with a wrist fracture and 41 healthy age-matched controls. Tibial ultrasound velocity correlated with bone mineral density of the distal forearm (r(S) = 0.64, p {\textlangle} 0.001), the hip (r(S) = 0.46, p {\textlangle} 0.001), and the lumbar spine (r(S) = 0.51, p {\textlangle} 0.001). The mean speed of sound value at the mid-tibia of the wrist fracture patients (3873 m/s) was lower than that of the controls (3913 m/s), but the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.12). All DXA values were significantly lower in fracture cases. Receiver operating curve analysis showed that mid-tibial ultrasound velocity was less effective than DXA of the distal forearm to discriminate wrist fracture patients from age-matched controls.},
  author       = {Hollevoet, Nadine and Verdonk, Ren{\'e} and Goemaere, Stefan and VAN MAELE, GEORGES},
  issn         = {1094-6950},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {302--306},
  title        = {Tibial ultrasound velocity in women with wrist fracture},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1385/JCD:7:3:302},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2004},
}

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