The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between lumbar spine bone mineral density (LS-BMD) and the vertebral body heights with advancing age and years since menopause. One hundred and sixty-three women ages 39-74 years (77 normal premenopausal, ages 39-54, and 86 normal postmenopausal, ages 46-74 years) were studied. LS-BMD was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Vertebral heights were evaluated, using morphometry, as the sum of anterior (AHs), middle (MHs), and posterior (PHs) vertebral body heights from T-4 to L-5. The AHs/PHs ratio at the same level was also calculated. AHs, MHs, PHs, and AHs/PHs ratio directly correlated with LS-BMD; the correlations are AHs r = 0.80, P < 0.0001, MHs r = 0.75, P < 0.0001, PHs r = 0.76, P < 0.0001, and AHs/PHs r = 0.66, P < 0.001. Both LS-BMD and AHs are inversely correlated with age, and the regressions fit with both linear and cubic curves. The statistical significance of the correlations persists while maintaining age constant. The linear regression curve of AHs with age indicates that the spine height decrement rate is 2.12 mm/year, corresponding to 7.4 cm in 35 years. AHs decreases immediately after menopause fitting with a cubic curve model, with a Materials and Methods decrement rate of about 3 cm in the first 5 years after menopause. We conclude that the measurement of the sum of vertebral body heights could usefully integrate LS-BMD evaluation in the clinical and epidemiological investigation of osteoporosis.

Relationship between spine bone mineral density and vertebral body heights / G. F., Mazzuoli; Diacinti, Daniele; M., Acca; D., Pisani; R., Rosso; D'Erasmo, Emilio; Minisola, Salvatore. - In: CALCIFIED TISSUE INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0171-967X. - 62:6(1998), pp. 486-490. [10.1007/s002239900466]

Relationship between spine bone mineral density and vertebral body heights

DIACINTI, Daniele;D'ERASMO, Emilio;MINISOLA, Salvatore
1998

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between lumbar spine bone mineral density (LS-BMD) and the vertebral body heights with advancing age and years since menopause. One hundred and sixty-three women ages 39-74 years (77 normal premenopausal, ages 39-54, and 86 normal postmenopausal, ages 46-74 years) were studied. LS-BMD was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Vertebral heights were evaluated, using morphometry, as the sum of anterior (AHs), middle (MHs), and posterior (PHs) vertebral body heights from T-4 to L-5. The AHs/PHs ratio at the same level was also calculated. AHs, MHs, PHs, and AHs/PHs ratio directly correlated with LS-BMD; the correlations are AHs r = 0.80, P < 0.0001, MHs r = 0.75, P < 0.0001, PHs r = 0.76, P < 0.0001, and AHs/PHs r = 0.66, P < 0.001. Both LS-BMD and AHs are inversely correlated with age, and the regressions fit with both linear and cubic curves. The statistical significance of the correlations persists while maintaining age constant. The linear regression curve of AHs with age indicates that the spine height decrement rate is 2.12 mm/year, corresponding to 7.4 cm in 35 years. AHs decreases immediately after menopause fitting with a cubic curve model, with a Materials and Methods decrement rate of about 3 cm in the first 5 years after menopause. We conclude that the measurement of the sum of vertebral body heights could usefully integrate LS-BMD evaluation in the clinical and epidemiological investigation of osteoporosis.
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