Comparative study of the results of heel ultrasound screening and DXA findings (lumbar spine and left hip) of postmenopausal women

Authors

  • Amila Jaganjac Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dijana Avdić Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bakir Katana Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Samir Bojičić Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Amra Mačak Hadžiomerović Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Namik Trtak Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Suada Branković Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bolnička 25, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2012.60

Keywords:

osteoporosis, heel ultrasound screening, DXA finding

Abstract

Introduction: Osteoporosis is a silent and invisible disease of bone, great presence and is considered to suffer from osteoporosis at least 200 million women worldwide. The goal of this paper is to show average age
of postmenopausal respondents, values of anthropometric parameters (weight, height, BMI), anamnestic data on clinical symptoms, fractures of women in menopause, analysis of heel ultrasound screening results,
analysis of lumbar spine DXA results, analysis of left hip DXA results.
Methods: In retrospective study 61 respondents were involved, 33 to 79 years old, treated in u Center for Physical Medicine and Acupuncture “AD” in Sarajevo during the period from 01.01.2008 till 31.12.2009. All
date are shown numerically and percentage account with calculation of mean value, expressed in the form of tables and charts.
Results: Finding of heel ultrosound screening compared to T values of postmenopausal respondents indicates on osteoporosis in case of 17 (27,87%), in case of 44 (72,13%) respondents osteopenia, while normal
values were not found. T value with lumbar spine DXA method in postmenopausal female respondents correspond to 43 (70,5%) respondents, in 15 respondents (24,6%) finding corresponded to osteopenia, while 3 respondents (4,9%) had physiological finding. Left hip DXA finding shows 36 (59%) respondents corresponded osteoporosis, 19 (31,2%) respondents corresponded osteopenia, while physiological finding was found in 6 respondents (9,8%). T value of lumbar spine DXA finding was - 2,71 ± 1,16; DXA finding of left hip -2,35 ±1,36; heel ultrasound screening -2,19 ± 0,54.
Conclusion: Research results indicate that DXA finding in relation to the heel ultrasound screening confirms gold standard in diagnosing osteoporosis.

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Published

15.04.2012

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Comparative study of the results of heel ultrasound screening and DXA findings (lumbar spine and left hip) of postmenopausal women. JHSCI [Internet]. 2012 Apr. 15 [cited 2024 May 24];2(1):29-33. Available from: https://www.jhsci.ba/ojs/index.php/jhsci/article/view/79