Treating glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

Elliott, William T.
June 2009
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jun2009 Supplement, p2
This article reports on a study published in "Lancet," which suggests that a once a year infusion of zoledronic acid is as effective as daily risedronate for preventing and treating bone loss. The study involved 833 patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis subjected to randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled non-inferiority methods. It concluded that a once a year infusion of zoledronic acid produced a more effective prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.


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