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Ville Juhana Waris, Joonas P. Sirola, Vesa V. Kiviniemi, Marjo T. Tuppurainen, V. Pekka Waris, "Corrigendum to “Mikkeli Osteoporosis Index Identifies Fracture Risk Factors and Osteoporosis and Intervention Thresholds Parallel with FRAX”", Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2017, Article ID 3074151, 1 page, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3074151
Corrigendum to “Mikkeli Osteoporosis Index Identifies Fracture Risk Factors and Osteoporosis and Intervention Thresholds Parallel with FRAX”
In the article titled “Mikkeli Osteoporosis Index Identifies Fracture Risk Factors and Osteoporosis and Intervention Thresholds Parallel with FRAX” , there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.
The article notes: “WHO fracture risk assessment tool FRAX integrates BMD with CRFs: age, weight/height (BMI), previous fracture, parent fractured hip, current smoking, use of glucocorticoids, use of alcohol 3 or more units/day, rheumatoid arthritis, and causes of secondary osteoporosis .” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations . The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.
- V. J. Waris, J. P. Sirola, V. V. Kiviniemi, M. T. Tuppurainen, and V. P. Waris, “Mikkeli osteoporosis index identifies fracture risk factors and osteoporosis and intervention thresholds parallel with frax,” Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2011, Article ID 732560, 7 pages, 2011.
- 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, p. 862, 2016.
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