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Osteoporos Int. 2013 Jan;24(1):23-57. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-2074-y. Epub 2012 Oct 19.

European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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WHO Collaborating Centre, UK University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield, UK. w.j.pontefract@sheffield.ac.uk

Abstract

Guidance is provided in a European setting on the assessment and treatment of postmenopausal women at risk of fractures due to osteoporosis.

INTRODUCTION:

The International Osteoporosis Foundation and European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis published guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in 2008. This manuscript updates these in a European setting.

METHODS:

Systematic literature reviews.

RESULTS:

The following areas are reviewed: the role of bone mineral density measurement for the diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of fracture risk, general and pharmacological management of osteoporosis, monitoring of treatment, assessment of fracture risk, case finding strategies, investigation of patients and health economics of treatment.

CONCLUSIONS:

A platform is provided on which specific guidelines can be developed for national use.

PMID:
23079689
PMCID:
PMC3587294
DOI:
10.1007/s00198-012-2074-y
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