Fluoride for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Fractures: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Fluoride for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Fractures: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={D. Haguenauer and V. Welch and B. Shea and P. Tugwell and J. Adachi and G. Wells},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  • D. Haguenauer, V. Welch, +3 authors G. Wells
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Osteoporosis International
  • Abstract: We conducted an efectiveness meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of fluoride therapy on bone loss, vertebral and nonvertebral fractures and side effects in postmenopausal women. A literature search was conducted on MEDLINE, Current Contents and the Cochrane Controlled Trial Registry. Two independent reviewers selected randomized controlled trials which met predetermined inclusion criteria. They independently extracted data using predetermined forms and assessed the methodologic… CONTINUE READING
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