TITLE

Improving osteoporosis screening, risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment initiation: Role of the health-system pharmacist in closing the gap

AUTHOR(S)
MacLaughlin, Eric J.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;Apr2010 Supplement 3, Vol. 67, pS4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the epidemiology of osteoporosis-related fractures in the U.S. and the novel risk assessment approaches and treatment decision. It states that a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is use to assess bone mineral density (BMD) to diagnose osteoporosis. It mentions that the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) publication incorporates BMD testing and treatment guidelines to cut fracture risk and a fracture risk assessment tool from the World Health Organization (WHO).
ACCESSION #
48911391

 

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