Awareness and education of patients receiving bisphosphonates.

  title={Awareness and education of patients receiving bisphosphonates.},
  author={Julia S Bauer and Nina Beck and Julia Kiefer and Philipp Stockmann and Manfred Wichmann and Stephan Eitner},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  volume={40 3},
BACKGROUND Bisphosphonates are used to fight osteoporosis and for treating malignancies. In 2003, the first case reports appeared that described bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ). The aim of this study was to assess patient awareness of the adverse effects of bisphosphonates in order to improve cooperation among doctors and between… CONTINUE READING