M. E. Elliott

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OBJECTIVE To assess clinical outcomes and determine whether osteoporosis assessment and secondary prevention strategies were performed for male veterans hospitalized for hip fractures. DESIGN Retrospective chart review for male veterans hospitalized for hip fracture from January 1993 through July 1999. SETTING The Veterans Affairs Medical Center,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of establishing an osteoporosis screening program in rural community pharmacies based on information and resources provided by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), to survey primary care providers regarding the usefulness of this screening program, and to recommend strategies for pharmacists interested in working(More)
The etiology of bone fragility in individuals with type 1 diabetes is unknown. This study demonstrated that bone turnover favors resorption and that poor glycemic control is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and low bone turnover, in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes. The results could inform future interventions. Low BMD and fracture(More)
Patients taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have an increased risk for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Bone mineral density (BMD) is the best predictor of fracture risk. Measurement of BMD allows the identification of patients at risk before they suffer a fracture. The current "gold standard" for the measurement of BMD and diagnosis of osteopenia(More)
In one Veterans Affairs’ medical center, alendronate non-adherence was more likely in male veterans who smoke or report side effects, and less likely in men undergoing bone densitometry during therapy. Providers urgently need programs to increase adherence to osteoporosis medications. Initial programs should target patients with risk factors for(More)
The association between the physical sequelae of childhood cancer and self-reported attachment behavior was investigated in 97 adult survivors. Attachment was assessed using standardized self-report questionnaires. Functional disability and cosmetic sequelae of the cancer and its treatment were evaluated by the attending oncologist using a standardized(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in male veterans was managed in accordance with American College of Rheumatology (ACR) guidelines. These guidelines recommend bone mineral density (BMD) determination at the initiation of long-term therapy with prednisone > or =7.5 mg/d, provision of hormone replacement therapy as needed,(More)
OBJECTIVE The experience of cancer and its treatment by bone marrow transplantation (BMT) can enhance the salience of one's status as a patient in the evolution of self-concept. Illness and the patient role can come to dominate the sense of self, resulting in feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and distress ("engulfment"). Illness-induced lifestyle(More)
BACKGROUND Common risk factors for osteoporosis in older men include smoking, heavy use of alcohol, propensity to falls, and use of bone-toxic medications such as prednisone. There is also increasing appreciation of the skeletal risk faced by men receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer. Measures to prevent bone loss in such patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate elderly women's knowledge of their skeletal status, assess adequacy of calcium intake, determine the prevalence of low bone density, and determine whether peripheral bone density testing led to medical interventions in a group of rural, elderly Wisconsin women recruited in community pharmacies. DESIGN Recruiting notices were posted(More)