Relationship between regional bone density measurements and the time since injury in adults with spinal cord injuries

Short Title:
Relationship between regional bone density measurements and the time since injury in adults with spinal cord injuries
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47210.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 85, issue 1, pp 59-64
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes study conducted to determine the bone mineral density (BMD) of the legs, arms, and trunk region of a group of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to determine the relationship between regional BMD values and the time since injury. BMD measurements were determined by total-body, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans, and percentage-matched BMD. The relationship between percentage-matched BMD values and time since injury was determined by linear regression analyses. Results showed that the regional percentage-matched BMD values were significantly inversely related to the time since injury.
Author(s):
Clasey, Jody L.; Janowiak, Adrienne L.; Gater, David R.
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