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Modalities used to diagnose osteoporosis

This installment of osteoporosis primer for PAs will focus on the modalities used to diagnosis osteoporosis. To reiterate a diagnosis of osteoporosis could be made in an adult patient aged older than 50 years who have experienced a ground level fall resulting in a fragility hip or vertebral compression fracture.

Galectins Play A Vital Role In The Degeneration In Osteoarthritis

A network of carbohydrate binding proteins so-called galectins plays a vital role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis. A research group at the MedUni Vienna was able to demonstrate this correlation, in cooperation with international study partners. In osteoarthritis, specific galectins are produced by the cartilage cells themselves and accelerate the degeneration process of the cartilage matrix.