Screening for reversible osteoporosis: is cortisol a culprit?

@article{Nieman2007ScreeningFR,
  title={Screening for reversible osteoporosis: is cortisol a culprit?},
  author={Lynnette K Nieman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={147 8},
  pages={
          582-4
        }
}
In this issue, Chiodini and colleagues (1) measured the prevalence of subclinical hypercortisolism in 219 consecutive patients 44 to 72 years of age with suspected idiopathic osteoporosis. These individuals had no known secondary cause of osteoporosis, had not received drugs known to influence bone or cortisol, and had no apparent signs or symptoms of cortisol excess (including moon facies, red striae, skin atrophy, or buffalo hump). The investigators screened each patient for hypercortisolism… CONTINUE READING

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