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Pelvic organ prolapse and relationship with skeletal integrity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19392617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Health burden related to osteoporotic fractures in an aging female population far exceeds that imposed by other chronic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. Bone mineral density assessment and clinical risk factors provide independent insights into fracture risk in individuals. A finite list of clinical risk factors are identified as prognostic of fracture risk, namely among aging women, including low body mass, compromised reproductive physiology (e.g., prolonged periods of amenorrhea and early menopause), parental and personal histories of fracture, and alcohol and tobacco use. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common gynecologic entity and a contributor to age-related morbidities. The purpose of this review is to communicate data identifying pelvic organ prolapse as another clinical risk factor for fracture risk in postmenopausal women and to increase the caregiver's vigilance in anticipating and instituting preventive care strategies to a population (i.e., postmenopausal women with clinically appreciable pelvic organ prolapse) that may be at an enhanced lifetime risk for skeletal fractures.
Lubna Pal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-27     Completed Date:  2009-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bone Density
Fractures, Bone / etiology*,  prevention & control
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal / complications*
Risk Factors
Uterine Prolapse / complications*
Women's Health

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