Low bone mineral density and fractures in stages 3-5 CKD: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

Osteoporos Int. 2015 Feb;26(2):449-58. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2813-3

The meta-analysis indicates that BMD is low in predialysis and dialysis patients with fractures. These findings, considered together with the recent prospective study in CKD, and post hoc analyses of the pivotal fracture trials suggests that BMD may be clinically useful in assessing fracture risk in CKD, different than what has been suggested in the KDIGO guidelines .

Autor: Bucur RC, Panjwani DD, Turner L, Rader T, West SL, Jamal SA.
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