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What does EPOS stand for?

EPOS stands for European Prospective Osteoporosis Study

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Members of the European Prospective Osteoporosis Study Group (EPOS):Project Coordinators: J. Reeve, Cambridge, UK; A. J. Silman, Manchester, UK. Principal Investigators: Prof. Donato Agnusdei, Siena, Italy; Dr Dietrich Banzer, Berlin, Germany; Prof.
The European Prospective Osteoporosis Study (EPOS) is the prospective phase of the European Vertebral Osteoporosis Study (EVOS) in which population-based samples had paired duplicate spinal films. Using data from EPOS, the aim of this study was to determine the incidence of vertebral fracture and the influence of age and gender on occurrence. We hypothesized that the similarity in fracture prevalence between men and women in those aged over 50 would not be reflected by a similarity in the incidence of new vertebral fractures.
Improving risk assessment: hip geometry, bone mineral distribution and bone strength in hip fracture cases and controls. The EPOS study. European Prospective Osteoporosis Study. Crabtree NJ1, Kroger H, Martin A, Pols HA, Lorenc R, Nijs J, Stepan JJ, Falch JA, Miazgowski T, Grazio S, Raptou P, Adams J, Collings A, Khaw KT, Rushton N, Lunt M, Dixon AK, Reeve J.
et al. Incidence of limb fracture across Europe: results from the European Prospective Osteoporosis Study (EPOS). Osteoporos Int 2002;/13:/56571 - AA, SR, et al.
Ismail AA, O'Neill TW, Cockerill W, et al. Validity of self-report of fractures: results from a prospective study in men and women across Europe. EPOS Study Group. European Prospective Osteoporosis Study.