Bone Mineral Density Testing in Spinal Cord Injury: The 2019 ISCD Official Positions
The ISCD periodically holds Position Development Conferences (PDCs)in which a panel of experts make recommendations based on reviews of scientific literature by specific task forces.In 2019 the PDC Spinal Cord Injury Task Force convened to assess the clinical utility of bone density assessment by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)in individuals with spinal cord injuries. The outcome of this PDC was the 2019 Official Adult Positions of the ISCD. This activity aims to provide learners with the most current, evidence-based practice guidelines for assessing skeletal health in these individuals so they may begin utilizing them in their clinical practice.
Clinicians must be familiar with the newly released 2019 ISCD Official Positions related to SCI individuals. Further, clinicians must know how to appropriately screen SCI individuals, how to appropriately diagnose, assess fracture risk and monitor response to osteoporosis therapy. By doing so, clinicians can appropriately manage these patients and ensure quality healthcare.
This activity consists of a journal article and a series of questions.
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