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Urologe A. 2007 Jun;46(6):651-5.

[Prevention of osteoporosis--important for the urologist?].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Uroonkologie, St. Josef-Hospital, Hospitalstrasse 45, 53840 Troisdorf, Germany.


Osteoporosis is a systemic disease of the bones with increasing incidence in the elderly. Over the age of 50 years bone mineral density continuously decreases resulting in osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis is positively correlated with late-onset hypogonadism and increases under androgen deprivation therapy. The evaluation of osteoporosis should be done in cooperation with an endocrinologist. Measurement of bone mineral density is recommended before starting androgen deprivation therapy. Patients with fracture and/or decreased bone mineral density 2.5 or more standard deviations below normal peak bone mass of young men should be treated. The appropriate treatment is calcium and vitamin D substitution combined with oral or i.v. administration of bisphosphonates.

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