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Vol 62, No 1 (2011)
Review article
Published online: 2011-03-01
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Skeletal consequences in patients after stroke

Wojciech Pluskiewicz
Endokrynologia Polska 2011;62(1):48-50.

open access

Vol 62, No 1 (2011)
Review article
Published online: 2011-03-01
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Loss of bone mineral density and fractures in patients after stroke are among the most serious health complications. Regarding serious post-stroke impediments, significantly contributing to elevated fracture incidence are falls. An increasing number of subjects after stroke have been observed and better understanding of the nature of skeletal changes might improve the efficacy of their management. The most important issues in post-stroke patients include an evaluation of bone loss magnitude, the occurrence of falls, fracture incidence and prevention procedures. An early start of pharmacological treatment plus exercise are recommended procedures in the early post-stroke stages, in order to diminish as much as possible subsequent bone loss, the direct consequences of which may include hemiosteoporosis, prolonged immobilisation, further falls and fractures. (Pol J Endocrinol 2011; 62 (1): 48-50)

Abstract

Loss of bone mineral density and fractures in patients after stroke are among the most serious health complications. Regarding serious post-stroke impediments, significantly contributing to elevated fracture incidence are falls. An increasing number of subjects after stroke have been observed and better understanding of the nature of skeletal changes might improve the efficacy of their management. The most important issues in post-stroke patients include an evaluation of bone loss magnitude, the occurrence of falls, fracture incidence and prevention procedures. An early start of pharmacological treatment plus exercise are recommended procedures in the early post-stroke stages, in order to diminish as much as possible subsequent bone loss, the direct consequences of which may include hemiosteoporosis, prolonged immobilisation, further falls and fractures. (Pol J Endocrinol 2011; 62 (1): 48-50)
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Keywords

bone densitometry; falls; fracture; stroke; therapy

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Title

Skeletal consequences in patients after stroke

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 62, No 1 (2011)

Pages

48-50

Published online

2011-03-01

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2011;62(1):48-50.

Keywords

bone densitometry
falls
fracture
stroke
therapy

Authors

Wojciech Pluskiewicz

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