Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-49625
Milos, G; Gallo, L M; Sosic, B; Uebelhart, D; Goerres, G; Haeuselmann, H J; Eich, D (2011). Bone mineral density in young women on methadone substitution. Calcified Tissue International, 89(3):228-233.
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Little is known about bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with heroin addiction and subsequent methadone substitution. The goal of this study was to compare bone mass density of young HIV-negative women on long-term methadone treatment to a local group of young healthy women. Eleven women (aged 20-29) with previous heroin dependence and current methadone substitution (20-140 mg, median 60, daily) for 1.5-9 (median 3) years were compared to 30 healthy women (aged 20-28). Participants were examined with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry of the lumbar spine (L2-L4), of the total proximal hip area, and of the femoral neck. Patients and controls had neither current nor lifetime underweight condition, had comparable ages at menarche, and did not differ significantly in current body mass index (21.9 ± 4.0, respectively, 20.5 ± 1.5 kg/m(2)) in spite of a largely unhealthy lifestyle (cigarette, alcohol, and cocaine consumption in patients). Patients' total-hip parameters were marginally lower than those of controls (BMD P = 0.054, T score P = 0.049), whereas the femoral neck and lumbar spine parameters did not differ significantly between the two groups. Long-term methadone substitution in HIV-negative women seems to slightly affect bone mass density.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy|
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Masticatory Disorders and Complete Dentures, Geriatric and Special Care Dentistry
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2011 15:30|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:09|
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