Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by dysregulation of bone formation and breakdown leading to more porous bone and greater risk of fracture. Bone quality, not bone quantity is the greatest predictor of osteoporosis-related fracture and is defined as bone mineral density (BMD), the diagnostic measure of bone quality. BMD is calculated as the mass of the bone by the area (g/cm2).BMD accounts for 50-80% of the breaking strength of bones and remains the best predictor of fracture risk. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fracture in older adults. A reduction of one standard deviation of BMD results in a 1.5-fold increase in relative risk of fracture at most sites and reaches nearly 3-fold in the femoral neck. The most common sites of breaks include the distal radius, vertebrae, pelvis, and femoral neck.
There are several journals that are publishing the topic of Osteoporosis. One of these journals is Internal Medicine Open Access an official journal of OMICS International that is covering all the topics related to Osteoporosis. Internal Medicine Open Access journal is subjecting all the received articles to strict peer review process and is maintaining the quality of articles.
Last date updated on July, 2014