Bone-density testing interval and transition to osteoporosis.

  title={Bone-density testing interval and transition to osteoporosis.},
  author={Angela M W Cheung and Alexandra Papaioannou},
To the Editor: There has been a disconnect between osteoporosis and its consequence, the increased risk of fractures.1 The article by Gourlay et al. (Jan. 19 issue)2 focuses physicians and the general public again on bone mineral density (BMD) testing alone for fracture risk assessment, a concept that many international groups have worked hard to change. The terms “mild, moderate, and advanced” osteopenia do not convey fracture risk information. A 50-year-old postmenopausal woman who has been… CONTINUE READING

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