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Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)

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Mayacine Diongue

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  • Research Article
    Quantitative Ultrasound Measurements at the Calcaneus in a Population of Urban Senegalese Women: Least Significant Difference and T-Score
    Author(s): Souhaïbou Ndongo, Bruno Sutter, Ousseynou Ka, Gnagna Diouf, Mayacine Diongue, Fernando Kemta Lekpa, Abdoulaye Pouye, Mamadou Mourtalla Ka1 and Therese Moreira Diop Souhaïbou Ndongo, Bruno Sutter, Ousseynou Ka, Gnagna Diouf, Mayacine Diongue, Fernando Kemta Lekpa, Abdoulaye Pouye, Mamadou Mourtalla Ka1 and Therese Moreira Diop

    Background: Bone ultrasound measurements can be used to evaluate osteoporosis in clinical practice. As with DXA, ultrasonography shows marked variations across racial groups. In the USA, quantitative ultrasound measures were higher in African-American women than in Caucasian women. Few data are available on these measures in African women, and there are no normative data for Senegalese women. Our objectives were to evaluate the least significant difference (LSD) and to establish reference values of quantitative ultrasound measures at the calcaneus in Senegalese women. Methods: Reference values were obtained in 50 healthy women aged 25-35 years. A UBIS 5000 ultrasound sonometer was used to determine speed of sound (SOS), broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA), and the Strength Index (STI) at both heels. Results: In the .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1149.1000107

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