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OBJECTIVE To investigate rates of assessment and treatment of osteoporosis among older women during the year after they have had fractures. DESIGN Observational, historical, population-based cohort study. SETTING Manitoba, which maintains a comprehensive population-based repository of health care services provided and has a publicly funded health care(More)
Clinical risk factor assessment can be used to enhance fracture risk estimation based upon bone densitometry alone. Population- and age-specific risk factor prevalence data are required for the construction of these risk models. Our objective was to derive population-based prevalence estimates of specific clinical risk factors for postmenopausal women(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a widely used class of therapy in the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation. The drugs are effective and can be relatively inexpensive thanks to available generic versions. Unfortunately the traditional NSAIDs are associated with gastrointestinal complications in a small(More)
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