Risk factors for osteoporosis at the knee in the spinal cord injury population

Short Title:
Risk factors for osteoporosis at the knee in the spinal cord injury population
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J48237.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 27, issue 3, pp 202-206
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study identified risk factors for bone loss at the knee in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis in the general population, including smoking, alcohol use, and body mass index (BMI) were examined in addition to unique, non-modifiable factors such as gender, race or ethnicity, age at injury, injury duration, and level and completeness of neurologic injury. Risk factors were examined by logistic regression in 152 subjects with SCI. Knees were classified as osteoporotic based on the bone mineral density value. Of the variables included in the analysis, 3 were found to be significant predictors of SCI osteoporosis: completeness of injury, BMI, and age.
Author(s):
Garland, Douglas E.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Kushwaha, Vivek; Stewart, Charles
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