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IOF-IFCC study summarizes fracture prediction strength of reference bone turnover markers
Date:3/4/2014

hazard ratio between two individuals who differ by 1SD in BTM. This has the advantage of maximizing the use that can be made of publications that used differing indices of risk."

The fracture risk increased by approximately 20%, depending on the analyte and the outcome fracture that was studied. These gradients of risk are substantially lower than those reported for the use of femoral neck BMD in the prediction of fracture.

Professor John A. Kanis, IOF President and report author said, "More studies are required to better evaluate the independent role of BTMs in fracture risk prediction. The use of common reference BTMs in prospective cohort studies with the standardization of their measurements, as recommended by the IOF and the IFCC, will help address these important issues."


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Contact: Charanjit K. Jagait, Ph.D.
cjagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-102
International Osteoporosis Foundation
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