Hospitalized Vertebral Fracture Patients Have Poor Quality of Life

by Rajshri on  May 8, 2010 at 9:15 PM Research News
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The most common of all osteoporotic fractures are vertebral fractures, which can have a devastating impact on a person's quality of life.
 Hospitalized Vertebral Fracture Patients Have Poor Quality of Life
Hospitalized Vertebral Fracture Patients Have Poor Quality of Life

Research presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 (IOF WCO-ECCEO10) from the ongoing ICUROS study gave an indication of the early results of quality of life effects in relation to vertebral fractures.

Interestingly, patients who were hospitalised as a result of their vertebral fractures had a significantly larger quality of life reduction, than non-hospitalised patients.

The study included data from patients from four European countries and the results support the previously observed large decrease in quality of life that occurs as a result of vertebral fractures, from other studies.

The reasons for this need further exploration, however according to Dr Fredrik Borgstrom, "the existence of co-morbidities among the hospitalised fracture group and higher severity of fractures are likely reasons."



Source: Eurekalert
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