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Diagnosis of osteoporosis in rural Arctic Greenland: a clinical case using plain chest radiography for secondary prevention and consideration of tools for primary prevention in remote areas

Inuuteq Fleischer1 MD, Resident, ortoinuk@gmail.com
Louise Schæbel2 MD, PhD student, lohos@rn.dk
Nadja Albertsen3 MD, Resident, NAAL@peqqik.gl
Vibeke Sørensen4 MD, Consultant Rheumatologist, vneergaard@yahoo.com‎
Stig Andersen5 MD, PhD, PGCME, Professor, stiga@dadlnet.dk

1, 2, 5 Arctic Health Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
3 Sisimiut Health Care Centre, Sisimiut, Greenland.
4 Department of Rheumatology, Silkeborg Regional Hospital, Silkeborg, Denmark.

Correspondence: S Andersen, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 18-22, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark 

Author contribution: Inuuteq Fleischer: original concept, literature review, wrote the first draft. Louise Schæbel: original concept, literature review, wrote the first draft. Nadja Albertsen: original concept, collected data, contributed to drafts. Vibeke Sørensen: designed the project, input data, contributed to drafts. Stig Andersen: original concept, designed the project, literature review, contributed to drafts.

Citation: Fleischer I, Schæbel LK, Albertsen N, Sørensen VN, Andersen S.  Diagnosis of osteoporosis in rural Arctic Greenland: a clinical case using plain chest radiography for secondary prevention and consideration of tools for primary prevention in remote areas. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2017; 17: 3910. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=3910 (Accessed 20 October 2017). DOI: https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH3910

Submitted: 8 February 2016
Revised: 24 July 2016
Accepted: 4 October 2016
Published: 15 February 2017
   
 

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