Based on these findings, bone mineral density could serve as such a marker, and DEXA scans
could be a good prediction tool, he said.
Monitoring bone mineral density (DEXA scan
) among MSM using PrEP HIV acquisition risk Osteopaenia risk Resources Intervention High High High PrEP + DEXA scan
(baseline and 12- monthly) Moderate High High PrEP + DEXA scan
(baseline and 12- monthly) High High Low PrEP + advise and observe Moderate Low Low PrEP + advise and observe High Low High PrEP + DEXA scan
(baseline, repeat if indicated) High Low Low PrEP + observe
While 53% of study participants were taking a PI at the time of their DEXA scan
, 53% were taking Viread.
A DEXA scan
uses two beams of low energy X-rays to determine how dense your bones are.
Reay found that DEXA scans
were obtained in 38% of all patients on chronic glucocorticoid therapy.
All the patients who have an elevated reading are then offered a DEXA scan
at one of our hub sites in order to make a definitive diagnosis.
Treatment recommendations include obtaining a baseline DEXA scan
of the spine and hip.
For example, when the vertebral bodies are small, the photon beams from the DEXA scan
pass readily through the bone to the recording device, giving the impression that BMD is low
After the researchers reviewed DEXA scan
results of 48 boys and 16 girls -- between the ages of 5 and 17 -- who experienced several fractures revealed lower BMD levels, they found these patients were more likely to have diminished BMD levels compared to peers in their same age and sex subset.
MANCHESTER, England -- It took clinical trial experts Synexus, just ten months to carry out 52,000 DEXA scans
and randomise over 2,700 patients across twelve of their UK, European and African dedicated research centres.
Five of 10 patients with DEXA scans
were osteopenic, not osteoporotic, suggesting that fragility fractures can occur in HIV-positive patients earlier than might be expected, Dr.
It is suggested that patients on long-term phenytoin therapy should be monitored with serum calcium and DEXA scans
at baseline and during follow-up.
Don't be surprised if you begin to see changes in patients' DEXA scans
These irregularities include patients dropping out of the study prior to receiving any dosing with drug or placebo, erroneously receiving either placebo or study drug, and failing to receive scheduled DEXA scans
, properly complete EORTC evaluation, or both.
Osteoporosis/Osteopenia Support Group - Gianni Maddalozzo will talk about "Vibration Plates, DEXA Scans
and Muscle/Bone Health," 6:30 p.