Estimates of the proportion of older white women who would be recommended for pharmacologic treatment by the new U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines.

@article{Donaldson2009EstimatesOT,
  title={Estimates of the proportion of older white women who would be recommended for pharmacologic treatment by the new U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines.},
  author={Meghan G Donaldson and Peggy Mannen Cawthon and Li-yung L Lui and John T Schousboe and Kristine E Ensrud and Brent C. Taylor and Jane A. Cauley and Teresa A. Hillier and Dennis M. Black and Doug Bauer and Steve Cummings},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={675-80}
}
The new U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis includes criteria for recommending pharmacologic treatment based on history of hip or vertebral fracture, femoral neck (FN), or spine BMD T-scores <or=-2.5 and presence of low bone mass at the FN or spine plus a 10-yr risk of hip fracture >or=3% or of major osteoporotic fracture >or=20%. The proportion of women who would be recommended for treatment by these guidelines is not known. We… CONTINUE READING
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