Determination and validation of aortic calcification measurement from lateral bone densitometry in dialysis patients

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Abstract

Determination and validation of aortic calcification measurement from lateral bone densitometry in dialysis patients. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vascular calcification (VC) contributes to increased cardiovascular (CV) disease in dialysis patients and is inversely correlated with bone mineral density (BMD). Screening for VC may determine patients at greater CV risk and bone densitometry may have dual role in assessing VC as well as BMD. The aim of this study was to determine measurement of VC using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) with correlation to gold standard computed tomography (CT). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, MEASUREMENTS: Forty hemodialysis patients had abdominal aortic CT and lateral DXA of lumbar spine to determine aortic VC and BMD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119 - 127
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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