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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1323607, 1 page
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1323607
Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “Evaluation and Management of Skeletal Health in Celiac Disease: Position Statement”

1College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
3Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
4Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
5Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Correspondence should be addressed to Aliya A. Khan

Received 14 May 2017; Accepted 22 May 2017; Published 2 July 2017

Copyright © 2017 Mona A. Fouda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the article titled “Evaluation and Management of Skeletal Health in Celiac Disease: Position Statement” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “The WHO has developed an absolute fracture risk assessment tool (‘FRAX’) to estimate the 10-year fracture risk in all adults, which is based on the integration of femoral neck bone density, age and other important clinical risk factors .” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010. Treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.

References

  1. M. A. Fouda, A. A. Khan, M. Sultan, L. P. Rios, K. McAssey, and D. Armstrong, “Evaluation and management of skeletal health in celiac disease: position statement,” Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 819–829, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norris, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, no. 12, article 862, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar