The effect of critical illness on bone metabolism and bone mineral density

2019-03-14T02:58:34Z (GMT) by Neil Orford
In the years after critical illness, survivors are more likely to experience disability and disease. The recognition, prevention and treatment of this is evolving. Loss of bone mass after critical illness may contribute to disability, because of an increased risk of fracture and death. This thesis investigates the relationship between critical illness, bone loss, and fracture, and proposes a study to prevent this from occurring.