Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2017 / Article

Corrigendum | Open Access

Volume 2017 |Article ID 1323607 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1323607

Mona A. Fouda, Aliya A. Khan, Muhammad Sultan, Lorena P. Rios, Karen McAssey, David Armstrong, "Corrigendum to “Evaluation and Management of Skeletal Health in Celiac Disease: Position Statement”", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 2017, Article ID 1323607, 1 page, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1323607

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

Received14 May 2017
Accepted22 May 2017
Published02 Jul 2017

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 Site | Google Scholar
  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 Site | Google Scholar

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.


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