Osteoporosis management in the new millennium

Gina S. Wei, Jeffrey L. Jackson, Christos Hatzigeorgiou, Jeanne K. Tofferi

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Abstract

The prevalence of osteoporosis in all US postmenopausal women is 17%, and it is as high as 30% in women older than 65. All postmenopausal women should be encouraged to have adequate daily calcium and vitamin D intake, to exercise regularly, and to avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol use. Although the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of osteoporosis screening tools remain to be established, a rational approach based on current evidence involves using National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines, Simple Calculated Osteoporosis Risk Estimation, or Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument clinical decision rules to decide when a postmenopausal woman should undergo further evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-741
Number of pages31
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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