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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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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...

Download the full article here CaMos issue NO.17 April 2015 | 2015-04-17

We are now celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beginning of CaMos and are especially thankful for all participants who have kept with this study over this period. CaMos has truly been an exception...

Download the full article here CaMos issue NO.16 MARCH 2014 | 2014-04-01

Because of your commitment, the Year 16 follow-up, which ended at the beginning of 2014, has been an unqualified success. We are currently continuing with the yearly postal questionnaire for all CaMos...

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