Search for dissertations about: "vertebral fracture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 swedish dissertations containing the words vertebral fracture.

  1. 1. Vertebral Deformity and Vertebral Fracture in the Elderly

    Author : Ralph Hasserius; Ortopedi - klinisk och molekylär osteoporosforskning; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; orthopaedics; traumatology; Kirurgi; ortopedi; traumatologi; Surgery; Hip fracture; Morbidity; Mortality; Prediction; Non-participants; Prevalence; Osteoporosis; Vertebral deformity; Vertebral fracture;

    Abstract : Osteoporosis is a systemic, skeletal disease with the consequence of an increased risk of sustaining a fracture, one of the most common fractures being a vertebral fracture. The lifetime risk of sustaining a clinically diagnosed vertebral fracture from age 50 years onward is 8% in men and 15% in women. READ MORE

  2. 2. The acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. Its natural course and characteristics

    Author : Nobuyuki Suzuki; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Vertebral body fracture; Osteoporosis; Pain; Quality of life; Disability; Compression fracture; Prognosis; Treatment; Prevalent fracture; Epidemiology;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate the natural course and the characteristics of the acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture in order to better understand and improve treatment for this type of fracture. Patients and methods: Eligible patients were all patients over 40 years of age who sought medical care at the emergency unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (studies I-III) or referred to the X-ray Department at Capio Diagnostic Center (study IV) because of back pain with a radiographically-confirmed acute vertebral body fracture which resulted from a low energy trauma. READ MORE

  3. 3. Health-Related Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporotic Fractures

    Author : Inger Hallberg; Anna-Christina Ek; Margareta Bachrach-Lindström; Göran Toss; Olle Svensson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Bone Mineral Density; Hip Fracture; Osteoporosis; Spinal Deformity Index; Vertebral fracture; Nursing; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : Background: The global burden of osteoporosis includes considerable numbers of fractures, morbidity, mortality and expenses, due mainly to vertebral, hip and forearm fractures. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment are common. READ MORE

  4. 4. Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Fragility Fractures

    Author : Karl Stattin; Liisa Byberg; Jonas Björk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; physical activity; fracture; fragility fracture; epidemiology; cohort study; proteomic; walking; exercise; cross-country skiing; skiing; Vasaloppet.; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology;

    Abstract : Fragility fractures mainly affect elderly individuals and often cause long term pain, loss of function and higher mortality rates. Physical activity improves balance, increases muscle strength and bone mineral density, and may reduce the risk of fragility fractures. READ MORE

  5. 5. Predictors of bone fragility in older women. Associations in older women between risk medications and measurements of physical function, bone microstructure and fracture risk

    Author : Berit A M Larsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; osteoporosis; risk prediction; fracture; risk medication; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors; statins; physical function; timed up and go; one leg standing test;

    Abstract : Bone fragility with fractures constitutes a growing public health concern, resulting in suffering and major health care cost. This thesis project has been carried out by means of studies based on the SUPERB cohort of 75–80-year-old women from Gothenburg. READ MORE