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PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients undergo physical examination and complete history with emphasis on risk factors for osteoporosis and screening for occult secondary causes of osteoporosis through blood serum and 24 hour urine collection.
Patients with more than 6 months since prior bone mineral density measurements or who did not receive measurements at participating center, undergo dual energy x-ray absorptiometry over 30 minutes for bone mineral density measurements.
Primary Purpose: Screening
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:02-0400
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