Prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with oral bisphosphonate exposure.

  title={Prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with oral bisphosphonate exposure.},
  author={Joan C Lo and Felice O'ryan and Nancy P. Gordon and Jingrong Yang and Rita L. Hui and Daniel Mart{\'i}n and Matthew Hutchinson and Phenius V. Lathon and Gabriela Jimenez Zeron Sanchez and Paula Silver and Malini Chandra and Carolyn A McCloskey and Judy Staffa and Mary E Willy and Joseph Selby and Alan S. Go},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={68 2},
PURPOSE Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a serious complication associated with bisphosphonate therapy, but its epidemiology in the setting of oral bisphosphonate therapy is poorly understood. The present study examined the prevalence of ONJ in patients receiving chronic oral bisphosphonate therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We mailed a survey to 13,946 members who had received chronic oral bisphosphonate therapy as of 2006 within a large integrated health care delivery system in Northern… CONTINUE READING
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