Journal article

Emerging role of high-resolution imaging in the detection of renal osteodystrophy

Ashish K Sharma, Rosemary Masterson, Stephen G Holt, Nigel D Toussaint

NEPHROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

The term renal osteodystrophy refers to changes in bone morphology induced by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and represents the skeletal component of the entity 'chronic kidney disease - mineral and bone disorder'. Changes in turnover, mineralization, mass and microarchitecture impair bone quality, compromising strength and increasing susceptibility to fractures. Fractures are more common in CKD compared with the general population and result in increased morbidity and mortality. Screening for fracture risk and management of renal osteodystrophy are hindered by the complex, and still only partially understood, pathophysiology and the inadequacy of currently available diagnostic methods. Bone d..

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