The choice of normative pediatric reference database changes spine bone mineral density z-scores but not the relationship between bone mineral density and prevalent vertebral fractures

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Mar;100(3):1018-27. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-3096. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

Although the use of a LSBMD Z-score threshold as part of the definition of osteoporosis in a child with VF does not appear valid, the study of relationships between BMD and VF is valid regardless of the BMD database that is used.

Autor: Ma J,S K,Alos N,H J,Ho J, L B,M M,S N,A S,Barr R,Cabral DA,Couch R,C EA,Fdez CV, Gr RM,R C,S AM.
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