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A recent study promulgated today in the Lancet divulges that an uncomplicated questionnaire amalgamated with bone mineral density measurements for some would assist pinpoint those at risk of hip fracture. The research that included more than 12,000 older women, deduced that screening through GP practices permitted patients to be intended for treatment.

For the women who engaged in this activity there was a 28 percent curtailment in hip fractures over five years. Lead researcher Prof Lee Shepstone, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, said that roughly one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 year will be racked with pain a weak fracture during their enduring lifetime. In the UK around 536,000 people suffer fragility fractures each year, including 79,000 hip fractures.

He further said that a hip fracture can be disastrous with a deprivation of independence and fewer patients recover completely. Mortality at one-year post-fracture is roughly 20 per cent. They were interested in discovering if screening for breast cancer could assist spot those at a probability of enduring pain of a fracture.

The team from all over UK and UAE augmented tool called FRAX which foretells the prospect of a hip fracture or a great osteoporotic fracture (a hip, spine, upper arm or lower arm fracture), to identify older women at high risk. A comprehensive of 12,483 women aged 70-85 were enlisted from 100 GP practices in seven regions (Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Norwich, Sheffield, Southampton, and York).

In those who were screened discussion was eventually endorsed for one in seven women adjudged at elevated risk of hip fracture. This guidance was represented upon by women and their GPs so that over three quarters of the women were at exorbitant risk were on osteoporosis medications within six months of screening. The screening did not minimize the prevalence of all osteoporosis-related fractures, there was a fierce proof for lessening hip fractures.

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