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Where Do We Go From Here? Issue No. 6 | 2002-01-01


CaMos is now completing the fifth year of its original mandate. Thanks to the cooperation and enthusiastic support of all participants, and the diligence, hard work and devotion of the entire CaMos team the study has succeeded beyond anything we could reasonably expect and has become a landmark in osteoporosis research. Our accomplishments to date include establishment of Canadian reference standards for lumbar spine and hip bone densitometry, and for the SF-36, the most commonly used instrument for assessing health related quality of life. The prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in Canadian men and women has been determined.

A method for accurately measuring the extent of vertebral deformity from standard x-rays was developed. Using this method it was found that the prevalence of vertebral deformity (fracture) is the same in women and men over age 50 years. This finding was unexpected and suggests that risk of bone fragility and fracture, i.e. osteoporosis, is very similar in men and women.

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Camoscope Issue Number 20 September 2018 | 2018-09-20

In 1995, very little data
existed regarding osteoporosis
and fractures in
Canadians, and most of the
available data related solely
to hip fractures....

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We would like to thank the over 800 women from across 6 CaMos sites who agreed to participate in the CaMos BQS....

Download the full article here CaMos issue NO. 18 October 2016 | 2016-10-24 | 2016-10-24

Twenty years ago, close to 10,000 coura-geous and committed participants enrolled in CaMos, and in doing so, dedicated themselves to advancing our understan-ding of osteoporosis. Over this period, the...

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