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[en] Upper cervical vertebrae are commonly imaged together with the jaw bones in panoramic radiography. There have been many studies investigating the possible role of mandible as an indicator of osteoporosis. But the result doesn't show unanimity. This study measured bone densities of mandible and second and third cervical vertebrae to find out any relationship between these two areas. These results may contribute in panorama being used as a screening method in detecting possible osteoporotic patient. Randomly selected 226 digitized panoramic images with cervical vertebrae shadows from 156 dental patients between 5 to 80 years of age were used. And the bone densities of second and third cervical vertebrae, apical areas of first and second mandibular molars and interdental areas were measured. The bone density measurements were restricted to the cancellous bone and the average and standard deviations and paired t-tests were done to each measurements. All the measurements were statistically significantly related. The best relationship was found between the third cervical vertebrae and first and second mandibular apical areas. The average and standard deviations of the measured bone density ratios of these areas were 1.20 ± 0.45 and 1.34 ± 0.48 each. Patients whose panoramic bone density of the third cervical vertebrae are much below those of mandibular first or second molar apical areas may have osteoporosis.
[en] Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after fracture occurrence, when therapy is less effective. The dual photon densitometry has been the proposed method for osteoporosis early diagnosis. In the present study is presented our experience on the lumbar vertebral and femoral neck bone mass measurement by utilizing a Lunar DP-3 densitometer in normal young 82 volunteers and 103 women with radiologically and clinically diagnosed osteoporosis. The values found in osteoporotical patients were significantly lower when compared to those normals either in lumbar vertebrae (L2-L4) or in the femoral neck. The method's coefficient of variation was <0.5%, when determinated with a synthetic phanton aid and <1.5% repeating the exam in 10 normal volunteers. These results show that dual photon densitometry is a simple, sensitive and non-invasible method for early diagnosis and therapeutic follow-up of osteoporotical patients. (author)
[pt]A osteoporose e frequentemente diagnosticada somente apos o aparecimento de fraturas, quando a terapia e menos efetiva. A densitometria por dois fotons tem sido o metodo proposto para o diagnostico precoce dessa doenca. No presente estudo, relatamos nossa experiencia na medida de massa ossea das vertebras lombares e femur proximal utilizando um densitometro DP-3 Lunar em 82 voluntarias jovens normais e 103 mulheres com osteoporose diagnosticada clinica e radiologicamente. Os valores encontrados nas pacientes com osteoporose foram significativamente inferiores aos normais, tanto em coluna lombar (L2-L4) como em femur proximal. O coeficiente de variacao do metodo foi <0,5%, quando determinado com auxilio de um phantom sintetico, e <1,5%, repetindo-se o exame em dez voluntarias normais. Esses resultados confirmam que a densitometria por dois fotons e um metodo simples, nao invasivo e sensivel para diagnostico precoce e acompanhamento terapeutico de pacientes portadores de osteoporose. (autor)
[en] Highlights: • Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is proven to be a good model for the prevention of secondary fractures. • The asymptomatic nature of vertebral fractures presents a challenge. • Non-standardised radiological reporting can compromise future care decisions. • Care providers lack a systematic approach to identify patients at risk. - Abstract: ObjectivesTo evaluate the current evidence for whether Fracture Liaison Services are being utilised effectively in the UK to aid in the prevention of fragility fractures.
[en] To purpose of this study was to investigate whether the fractal dimension and radiographic image brightness of periapical radiograph were useful in predicting osteoporosis. Ninety-two postmenopausal women were classified as normal, osteopenia and osteoporosis group according to the bone mineral density of lumbar vertebrae and periapical radiographs of both mandibular molar areas were taken. The ROIs of 358 areas were selected at periapical and interdental areas and fractal dimension and radiographic image brightness were measured. The fractal dimension in normal group was significantly higher than that in osteoporosis group at periapical ROI (p<0.05). The radiographic image brightness in normal group was higher than that in osteopenia and osteoporosis group. There was significant difference not only between normal and osteopenia group (p<0.05) but also within osteopenia and osteoporosis group (p<0.01) at periapical ROI. Significant difference was observed not only between normal and osteopenia group but also between normal and osteoporosis group at interdental ROI (p<0.01). Positive linear relationship was weakly shown at Pearson correlation analysis between fractal dimension and radiographic image brightness. BMD significantly correlated with fractal dimension at periapical ROI (p<0.01), and BMD and radiographic image brightness significantly correlated at both periapical and interdental ROIs (p<0.01). This study suggests that the fractal dimension and radiographic image brightness of periapical ROI may predict BMD.
[en] Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is a rare, but serious complication, which has recently been more frequently reported. However, this entity is unfamiliar to radiologists. We report a case of BRONJ complicated by actinomycosis following a tooth extraction in a 68-year-old woman who has been treated with oral bisphosphonate for treatment of osteoporosis over the last 3 years and 3 months
[en] Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty to treat pain from non-neoplastic vertebral fractures and improve functional outcomes. Materials and methods: We compared 30 patients treated by vertebroplasty for non-neoplastic vertebral fractures with 30 patients treated by kyphoplasty for the same condition. Pain was measured with a visual analogue scale (VAS) and functional outcome with the Oswestry disability index (ODI). Baseline data were compared with measurements on the day after the procedure (for pain alone) and at 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year. Results: The VAS pain score was reduced by 4-5 points on the day after either type of treatment, a statistically significant improvement. The global ODI was significantly improved (by 13-18 points) at 1 month after either procedure. These improvements persisted at 6 months and 1 year. No significant differences in functional outcome were observed between the techniques. Conclusion: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty obtain similar improvements in pain and functional outcomes in these patients. The choice of technique must therefore depend on other factors. An initial improvement with either technique is a good predictor of long-term improvement.
[en] Radiographic measurements on the which of mandibular cortical plate and the lamina dura and on the root length were done in 42 patients who were in long-term Dilantin medication. Osteoporosis and root abnormalities were also investigated. The obtained results were as follows: 1. The number of male patients was greater than that of female patients. 2. The width of mandibular cortical plate was thinner in patient group than in control group. 3. There was no significant change in the width of lamina dura between the patient group and control group. 4. The root length of patient group was generally shorter than that of control group. 5. There were evidence of generalized mandibular osteoporosis and alteration in mandibular canal wall in 8 patients. (19%) 6. In Dilantin induced osteomalacia, the radiographic changes of mandibular canal wall and mandibular cortical plate were prominent, but that of lamina dura was not significant.
[en] Percutaneous vertebroplasty is an accepted treatment for painful vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis and malignant disease. Venous leakage of cement and pulmonary cement embolism have been reported complications. We describe a paravertebral venous cement leak resulting in the deposition of a cement cast in the inferior vena cava and successful retrieval of the cement embolus.