Diagnosis

Stop At One: Make your first break your last Issued for World Osteoporosis Day 2012, this patient brochure describes the importance of determining whether or not you have or are at risk of osteoporosis after your first fracture. Read more
Various medical societies have come forward with recommended guidelines for diagnosis of osteoarthritis. The guidelines are specific for each joint and generally use a combination of clinical symptoms, laboratory data and radiographic imaging  results. Osteoarthritis may be diagnosed by viewing the structure of the joint using imaging, evaluating joint symptoms or a combination of both [1]. Read more
Consensus among groups such as the European Society on Clinician Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and Special Interest Groups (SIG) on geriatric nutrition and on cachexia-anorexia in chronic wasting disease, have concluded using a test called DXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), in combination with measuring gait speed (walking speed) can be used to diagnose sarcopenia1. Read more
1. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone density and quality are reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fractures greatly increases. Bone loss occurs "silently" and progressively – often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. For these reasons, osteoporosis is often referred to as the "silent epidemic". Read more about osteoporosis. Read more
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