Low bone density, vertebral fracture and FRAX score in kidney transplant recipients: A cross-sectional cohort study.

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Velioglu A. , Kaya B., Aykent B., Ozkan B., Karapinar M. S. , Arikan H. , ...More

PloS one, vol.16, no.4, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251035
  • Title of Journal : PloS one


Background Kidney transplantation (KT) recipients are at increased risk of low bone density (LBD) and fractures. In this retrospective study, we investigated bone mineral density (BMD), vertebral fractures, calculated risk for major osteoporotic fractures (MOF), and hip fractures in the KT recipients.