This is a letter to the editor that highlighted the application of the FRAX algorithm as a screening tool for HIV-positive patients to identify those who have increased clinical risk of fractures, for whom Body Mass Index measurement is strongly recommended. FRAX is a computer-based algorithm that provides the 10-year probability of fractures in men and women on the basis of classic risk factors alone or by integration of them with Body Mass Index, which is measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).

Correspondence: Use of the FRAX equation as first-line screening of bone metabolism alteration in the HIV-infected population

Savoldi, A.;
2010

Abstract

This is a letter to the editor that highlighted the application of the FRAX algorithm as a screening tool for HIV-positive patients to identify those who have increased clinical risk of fractures, for whom Body Mass Index measurement is strongly recommended. FRAX is a computer-based algorithm that provides the 10-year probability of fractures in men and women on the basis of classic risk factors alone or by integration of them with Body Mass Index, which is measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).
Bone Density
Bone and Bones
Fractures, Bone
HIV Infections
HIV Seropositivity
Humans
Mass Screening
Algorithms
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