Table 1

Baseline characteristics, scintigraphy results and bone turnover markers of participants (n = 22).

Median (inter quartile range)

Correlations with TSU of 99mTc-MDP


r

p


Anthropometry

Age (years)

65 (59 – 73)

0.06

0.79

Height (cm)

162 (158 – 167)

0.03

0.90

Weight (kg)

65 (60 – 79)

-0.08

0.071

BMI (kg/m2)

25.4 (22.8 – 29.1)

-0.18

0.43

Bone mass

Total body BMC (g)

2075 (1933 – 2208)

-0.23

0.30

Total body BMD (g/cm2)

1.02 (0.97 – 1.08)

-0.36

0.10

Scintigraphy

Total skeletal uptake (%)

22.9 (18.8 – 27.9)

-

-

Bone Formation markers

S-Bone ALP (U/L)

23.0 (17.0 – 28.0)

0.66

< 0.001

S-Total OC (μg/L)

5.8 (5.0 – 8.5)

0.72

< 0.001

S-OC(1–49) (μg/L)

3.0 (2.2 – 5.0)

0.65

< 0.01

S-cOC (μg/L)

6.9 (5.4 – 9.1)

0.67

< 0.001

Bone resorption markers

S-TRACP5b (U/L)

3.1 (2.5 – 3.9)

0.90

< 0.001

S-CTX-I (ng/L)

228 (173 – 326)

0.80

< 0.001

Urine osteocalcin

U-Total OC/crea (μg/nmol)

28.3 (19.7 – 32.0)

0.52

0.013

U-Mid OC/crea (μg/nmol)

1.3 (0.9 – 2.0)

0.76

< 0.001

U-Long OC/crea (μg/nmol)

0.02 (0.01 – 0.04)

0.72

< 0.001


Results are shown as median values (interquartile range). Spearman rank correlations (r values) to total skeletal uptake (TSU) of 99mTc-MDP are also given.

Lenora et al. BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:3   doi:10.1186/1756-6649-9-3

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