Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk in Parkinson's Disease Patients

the MPR take:

As chronic diseases linked to aging, single studies have found connections between Parkinson’s disease (PD), osteoporosis, reduction in bone mineral density (BMD), and fracture risk. A literature review published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry examined 23 articles and reported that compared to healthy controls, PD patients were at higher risk of osteoporosis, with female PD patients at a higher risk compared to males. BMD levels in PD patients were lower for hip, lumbar spine, and the femoral neck. All PD patients had an increased risk of fractures compared to healthy controls with hip fractures accounting for 50% of fractures in PD patients. Vertebral fractures were most common in healthy controls.  The authors recommend an integrated approach of assessing the risk of falls and fractures, along with exploring the secondary causes of osteoporosis in PD patients. 

Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk in Parkinson's Disease Patients
Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk in Parkinson's Disease Patients
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the relationship of PD with osteoporosis, bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk.Methods A literature search was undertaken on 4 September 2012 using multiple indexing databases and relevant search terms. PD patients were ...

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