Fragility fractures and the osteoporosis care gap: an international phenomenon.

  title={Fragility fractures and the osteoporosis care gap: an international phenomenon.},
  author={Lora M Giangregorio and Alexandra Papaioannou and Ann Cranney and Nicole Zytaruk and Jonathan D Adachi},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={35 5},
OBJECTIVES To describe practice patterns in the management of osteoporosis after fragility fracture. METHODS Systematic review of articles in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and CINAHL databases (1996 to February 2005). Diagnostic outcomes included clinical osteoporosis diagnoses, laboratory tests, and bone density scans. Treatment outcomes included initiation of calcium, vitamin D, hormone replacement therapy, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, raloxifene and falls assessments. RESULTS Thirty-five… CONTINUE READING
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