Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: Treatment options and guidelines

  title={Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: Treatment options and guidelines},
  author={Michael J. Maricic},
  journal={Current Osteoporosis Reports},
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and fractures are the most frequent adverse effects of this class of medication. Recent advances in the pathophysiology, epidemiology, detection, and prevention of this complication of therapy provide hope for its amelioration in patients who require treatment with glucocorticoids. A number of effective pharmacologic agents are available and/or under study, and scientific organizations now provide guidelines for the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid… CONTINUE READING