This study describes a novel risk stratification tool for
predicting long term risks of fractures in people with MS. The new risk
score contains several new risk factors that have been linked with
fracture, which include MS, use of antidepressants, use of
anti-convulsants, history of falling and history of fatigue. The authors
validated the new scoring system at predicting 5 and 10 year risk and it
proved particularly good for predicting hip fractures.
Authors: Bazelier MT, van Staa TP, Uitdehaag BM, Cooper C, Leufkens HG, Vestergaard P, Bentzen J, de Vries F.
Source: Neurology. 2012 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
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