Department of Biostatistics is conducting a research project on osteoporosis. If you are eligible to participate you would receive at no cost to you a

Bone Health Assessment

which includes a bone density test.
A one-time 2-hour visit with weekday appointment times available.

Eligible subjects must meet the following criteria:
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be free of any condition on exclusion criteria.
  • No severe uncontrolled chronic diseases.
  • Be willing to attend the scheduled exam for bone densitometry and muscle strength measurements and to have a small amount of blood drawn.
If you would like to learn more about your bone and related health and be a participant in this study, please contact our research staff at Louisiana Osteoporosis Study (LOS)
New Orleans

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (11th floor)
1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Office Phone: (504)988-1016, (504)988-1056
E-mail: bonestudyneworleans@tulane.edu

Free Parking: LaSalle Parking Garage (on LaSalle St. in bet. Cleveland & Tulane Aves)
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge General Medical Center
3870 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Office Phone: (225)381-2721, (225)381-2723
E-mail: bonestudybatonrouge@tulane.edu

Free Parking: in front of the clinic
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. Female subjects who are, or could be pregnant;
  2. Female subjects who have had bilateral ovary removal;
  3. Serious residuals from cerebral vascular disease (stroke victim);
  4. Diabetes mellitus, except for easily controlled, non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus;
  5. Chronic renal disease manifest by serum creatinine >1.9 mg/dl;
  6. Chronic liver disease or alcoholism;
  7. Significant chronic lung disease;
  8. Corticosteroid therapy at pharmacologic levels for more than 6 months duration;
  9. Treatment with anticonvulsant therapy for more than 6 months duration;
  10. Evidence of other metabolic or inherited bone disease such as hyper- or hypoparathyroidism, Paget's disease, osteomalacia, osteogenisis imperfecta or others;
  11. Rheumatoid arthritis or collagen disease;
  12. Recent major gastrointestinal disease (within the past year) such as peptic ulcer, malabsorption, chronic ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis, or any significant chronic diarrhea state;
  13. Significant disease of any endocrine organ that would affect BMD;
  14. Hyperthyroidism;
  15. Any neurologic or musculoskeletal condition that would be a non-genetic cause of low BMD;
  16. Any disease, treatment (e.g., bisphosphonates, evista and teraparatide), or condition that would be an apparent non-genetic cause for BMD variation.