Going through with Osteoporosis: Deepening into its Diagnosis

By Antonio Bazarra-Fernandez.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Life is in times of striking social transformation. In this perspective we got several tracks open. The western world is becoming each time older and people face other new conditions which directly affect themselves and resulting otherwise than directly come back over the society. So, osteoporosis is a major public health threat. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease. In some countries, the rate of hip fractures is rising faster than the population. By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture is projected to increase by 240% in women and 310% in men. But we have not a good tool which fit properly to diagnosing this problem that come over us. Because we are using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry(DXA) in base of mineral bone density(BMD) and bone risk factors. BMD is only BMD, risk factors for osteoporosis are only risk factors and mixing of both parameters does not make quite more sense. It is not best than each of them alone. Bone risk factors are good but not necessarily one disease and neither enough. It is important to understand that bone is not a hard and lifeless structure; it is, in fact, a complex, living tissue. So, risk factors for cardiovascular events are a very good example for this question. But which is the best testing for cardiovascular conditions?. Maybe the Halter monitoring?. Maybe this is the answer to. And maybe here is the answer to osteoporosis diagnosis. Therefore principles of engineering, mathematics, robotics and physical sciences must be used for studying bone diseases and here must stay new university research methods for new time conditions and find a tool which fit osteoporosis diagnosis, because without diagnosis we can not solve the problem and now we have not this tool.

Keywords: Mineral Bone Density, Bone Fracture, Bone Strength

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.213-226. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.235MB).

Dr. Antonio Bazarra-Fernandez

Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, La Coruna University Hospital Trust, Culleredo, La Coruña, Spain

Dr. Antonio Bazarra-Fernandez received his medical degree from Santiago University in Santiago, Spain, and completed his internship at Hospital Clinic University in Santiago, Spain, where he completed his residency training in Obstretics and Gynecology and he was part of the OBGYN Service. He become a MD performing a doctoral tesis on fetal lung phosphatidylglycerol creating a new methodology to testing it. He performed all studies and doctoral tesis with scholarship and medicine studies with wage-scholarship. He completed his medical training at the Instituto de Investigaciones Metabólicas(IDIM)in Buenos Aires, Hospital Maternal de La Paz in Madrid, Hospital Británico in Buenos Aires, Sheffield Metabolic Bone Centre The Universsity of Sheffield, The Bone Program of The University of Chicago Medical Center, Departament of Obstretics and Gynaecology Jessop Hospital for Women Infertility The Universsity of Sheffield, Departament of Gynaecological Oncology The Princess Anne Hospital Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and at the Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospital. He completed his training in Osteoporosis with Prof. Kanis in Sheffield, with Prof. Zancheta in Buenos Aires and in Chicago with Prof. Favus. He worked as a Prof. at La Coruña University in La Coruña, Spain. He had writhed more than 300 articles, book chapters, abstracts presented at national and international scientific and professional gatherings, peer-reviewed articles and scientific and professional talks. Now he is working at Juan Canalejo University Hospital Trust in La Coruña, Spain.

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