Title

Update on Osteoporosis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2019

Publication Title

Primary care

Abstract

Osteoporosis is often a silent disease that reveals itself at the time of a fracture. Assessing risk factors and applying appropriate screening guidelines in the population at risk can potentially decrease the looming high disease burden in the United States. FRAX is a validated tool that can be used to determine 10-year fracture risk to assist in medical decision making. Bone mineral density testing of the hip or spine using DEXA can be used alone or in combination with FRAX to determine patients' risk for fracture and determine if patients are candidates for treatment of osteoporosis.

Volume

46

Issue

1

First Page

175

Last Page

190

DOI

10.1016/j.pop.2018.10.014

ISSN

1558-299X

PubMed ID

30704657

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