Association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and smoking status with bone density and vertebral fractures in male lung cancer screening participants

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J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Oct;29(10):2224-9. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2248.

In conclusion, our study shows that lung cancer screening participants have a substantial vertebral fracture burden. Fractures are more common in current smokers, who also have lower bone density. We could not confirm that COPD is independently associated with vertebral fractures.

Autor: Jong WU1,Jong PA,Vliegenthart R,Isgum I,Lammers JW,Oudkerk M,van der Aalst C,Koning HJ,M.Hoesein FA
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