Search for dissertations about: "osteoporotic fractures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 swedish dissertations containing the words osteoporotic fractures.

  1. 1. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Bone and Fractures

    Author : Helene Wagner; Karl Michaëlsson; Håkan Melhus; Nancy Pedersen; Kristina Åkesson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; heritability; twin study; osteoporotic fractures; vertebral fractures; balance; bone mineral density; bone area; bone markers; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Sweden and Norway have the worldwide highest incidence of osteoporotic fractures. As these fractures constitute a tremendous and growing problem, primary prevention is of great importance. The principal causes of an osteoporotic fracture are a fall and a fragile skeleton. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fragility fractures in fragile people : epidemiology of the age quake

    Author : Ulrica Bergström; Håkan Jonsson; Ulrika Pettersson; Hans Stenlund; Karl Obrant; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Fragility; fractures; elderly; epidemiology; age quake; population based; Vitamin D.; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi; Orthopaedics; ortopedi;

    Abstract : Osteoporosis-related fracture is already today a major public health problem and the number of hip fractures is expected to double to 2030. Sweden has one of the highest hip fracture incidences worldwide. This may be explained by several factors: e.g. READ MORE

  3. 3. Coffee Consumption in Relation to Osteoporosis and Fractures : Observational Studies in Men and Women

    Author : Helena Hallström; Karl Michaëlsson; Alicja Wolk; Anders Glynn; Olle Svensson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Coffee; Tea; Caffeine; Bone mineral density; Osteoporosis; Fractures; Cohort studies;

    Abstract : During the past decades, the incidence of osteoporotic fractures has increased dramatically in the Western world. Consumption of coffee and intake of caffeine have in some studies been found to be associated with increased risk of osteoporotic fractures, but overall results from previous research are inconsistent. READ MORE

  4. 4. Physical activity, bone density, and fragility fractures in women

    Author : Undis Englund; Ulrika Pettersson Kymmer; Peter Nordström; Gustaf Bucht; Karl Obrant; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; physical activity; bone density; neuromuscular function; fragility fractures; women; Geriatrics and medical gerontology; Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; Geriatrics; geriatrik;

    Abstract : Scandinavia has among the highest incidence of fragility fractures in the world. The reasons for this are unknown, but might involve differences in genetic and/or environmental factors, such as sunlight exposure and levels of physical activity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bone mass and physical activity

    Author : Anna Nordström; Tommy Olsson; Peter Nordström; Heather McKay; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicine; physical activity; peak bone mineral density; males; fractures; Medicin; Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine; Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin; medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Abstract Weak and osteoporotic bones in old age are an increasing cause of mortality and painful physical impairment of the elderly, especially in the western world. Bone mineral accrual during childhood and adolescence is thought to play a vital role in preventing osteoporosis. READ MORE