Innovative REMS approach on the paradox of diabetic cases

Ability of radiofrequency echographic multispectrometry to identify osteoporosis status in elderly women with type 2 diabetes

Caffarelli, M.D. Tomai Pitinca, A. Al Refaie, E. Ceccarelli, S. Gonnelli

Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, University of Siena, Siena, Italy Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

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It is well known from scientific literature that the currently available technologies and tools for bone health assessment underestimate the risk of fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: for a given T-Score, the real risk of fracture is much higher in T2DM patients with respect to controls, despite a normal or increased BMD. This paper demonstrates how REMS technology can help clinicians in overcoming this paradox, providing a lower T-Score in T2DM patients with respect to controls hence allowing a more accurate evaluation of their fracture risk.

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