Journal article

The association of time and medications with changes in bone mineral density in the 2 years after critical illness

Neil R Orford, Michael Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo, Julie A Pasco, Claire Cattigan, Tania Elderkin, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, David J Cooper, Mark A Kotowicz

CRITICAL CARE | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Critical illness is associated with increased risk of fragility fracture and loss of bone mineral density (BMD), although the impact of medication exposures (bone anti-fracture therapy or glucocorticoids) and time remain unexplored. The objective of this study was to describe the association of time after ICU admission, and post-ICU administration of bone anti-fracture therapy or glucocorticoids after critical illness, with change in BMD. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, conducted in a tertiary hospital ICU, we studied adult patients requiring mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours and measured BMD annually for 2 years after ICU discharge. We performed mixe..

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