""
UC Davis Medicine Logo
The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
""
Horizontal boundary
""
""
"" "" ""
  N E W S  
"" "" ""
"" $5 million preparedness grant ""
""

""
"" New technology officer ""
""

""
"" Stent inventor joins board ""
""

""
  March of Dimes grant  
""

""
  Research funding up  
""

""
  UC Davis to co-manage $22 million FCC telehealth grant  
""

""
  Dementia care faces barriers  
     
  Smoke-free in 2008  
     
  Fatal cancer cells identified  
     
  Inflammation pathway found  
     
  National panel role  
     
  Stem cell finding  
     
  Predicting hip-fracture risk  
     
  New burn center project  
     
  Efforts to undermine smoke risk found  
     
  Site for national children's study  
     
  Air pollution link  
     
  Fruit, veggie intake costly  
     
  Pregnancy as abuse  
Vertical Seperator Line
""
""
NEWS
""
""
"" ""
"" ""
 
""

Predicting hip-fracture risk

 "" UC Davis researchers have identified risk factors for hip fractures in postmenopausal women.
  ""
UC Davis researchers have identified risk factors for hip fractures in postmenopausal women.
"" ""

To help doctors predict the five-year risk of hip fractures in their postmenopausal patients, UC Davis researcher John Robbins and his team have developed a method that assesses nearly a dozen factors, including age, ethnicity and level of physical activity. Using data from the Women's Health Initiative, the researchers evaluated the clinical risk factors associated with hip fractures in women and created a process that they say could be useful in making decisions about screening and the use of medications for osteoporosis. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

""
"" ""
 
"" ""
"" ""
Vertical Seperator Line
"" "" ""
     
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line "" "" "" ""
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line
""
""

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
4900 Broadway, Suite #1200
Sacramento, CA 95820

ucdavismedicine@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

© 2008 UC Regents. All Rights Reserved.

"" "" ""