The relationship between metabolic bone diseases and fingernail calcium levels in the elderly

Yesil Y., Kuyumcu M. E. , Ozturk Z. A. , Ulger Z., Sahin U., Cankurtaran M., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, cilt.3, sa.6, ss.341-344, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eurger.2012.07.458
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.341-344


Purpose: Metabolic bone disorders are very common in the elderly population. As fingernail clippings are easily available for analysis, this makes them an interesting screening instrument for stored mineral components in the body. Measurements of calcium concentrations in fingernail clippings are thought to give some insight into their value as an alternative screening test for metabolic bone disorders and our aim was to determine whether fingernail calcium concentrations could be used for this purpose.