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Bone Quality Lyon Orleans (QUALYOR)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier:
First received: June 23, 2010
Last updated: July 6, 2017
Last verified: July 2017
QUALYOR is a prospective study on the predictive value for fragility fracture of various new techniques assessing bone quality, among postmenopausal women with low bone mass.

Condition Intervention
Osteopenic Women Other: Bone quality complementary exams

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Bone Quality and Improvement of Fracture Risk Prediction

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Further study details as provided by Hospices Civils de Lyon:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fragility fracture [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    Appearance of vertebral or non-vertebral fracture during the 4 years follow-up

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Frozen plasma: for later genetic studies Frozen serum: for later studies on new potential marker of bone remodelling

Enrollment: 1605
Actual Study Start Date: September 20, 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2025
Primary Completion Date: February 20, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Osteopenic women
Women with osteopenia: Bone Mineral Density T-score between -1.0 and -2.5 (for whom with clinical factor risk) or -3.0 (for whom without clinical factor risk)
Other: Bone quality complementary exams

realisation of following exams to evaluate fracture risk in osteopenic women:

  • hip and wrist Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • wrist and shin High-Resolution peripheral Quantitative Computed-Tomography(HR-pQCT)
  • hip Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT)
  • High Resolution Digital X-Ray of calcaneum using BMA(tm) system
  • low-dose stereoradiography using EOS(tm) system (only for a sub-group of 60 voluntary subjects)


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
50 years old or older women with lowered Bone Mineral Density

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 50 or older women
  • post-menopausal since at least one year
  • with osteopenia (T-score between -1.0 and -2.5 (with clinical factor risk) or -3.0 (without clinical factor risk)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • corticosteroid therapy > 3 months, at least 7.5mg/day equivalent prednisolon (stopped since at least 1 year)
  • osteoporosis treatment antecedent
  • fragility fracture antecedent
  • on going post-menopausal hormonal treatment
  • clinical signs of hepatic, cardiac or respiratory insufficiency, diseases possibly affecting bone metabolism
  • life expectancy < 4 years, mental or serious illness
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01150032

Hospices Civils de Lyon
Lyon, France
Centre Hospitalier d'Orléans
Orléans, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospices Civils de Lyon
Principal Investigator: Roland CHAPURLAT, MD, PhD Hospices Civils de Lyon
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier: NCT01150032     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009.588
Study First Received: June 23, 2010
Last Updated: July 6, 2017

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Bone microarchitecture processed this record on September 19, 2017