|Title:||Inhaled steroids do not decrease bone mineral density but increase risk of fractures: Data from the GIUMO study group||Authors:||Sosa, M.
del Pino-Montes, J.
|UNESCO Clasification:||32 Ciencias médicas||Keywords:||Asthma
Bone Mineral Density
Quantitative Ultrasonography, et al
|Issue Date:||2006||Journal:||Journal of Clinical Densitometry||Abstract:||Although the negative effect of systemic steroids on bone is well documented, there is not clear evidence about possible adverse effects of inhaled steroids on bone metabolism and fractures. A cross-sectional study was performed on 105 women suffering from bronchial asthma treated with inhaled steroids and 133 controls. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by quantitative ultrasonography (QUS) at the calcaneus and by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), at both the lumbar spine and proximal femur. Patients suffering from bronchial asthma showed no statistically significant changes in BMD as measured by DXA or QUS, compared with controls. A higher prevalence of fractures was found in the group of women with bronchial asthma, with an age-adjusted odds ratio of 2.79 (95% CI: 1.19-6.54). Inhaled steroids do not appear to decrease BMD, but are associated with an increased risk of fracture in women.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/50745||ISSN:||1094-6950||DOI:||10.1016/j.jocd.2005.11.005||Source:||Journal of Clinical Densitometry [ISSN 1094-6950], v. 9 (2), p. 154-158, (Abril-Junio 2006)|
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