Steroid induced osteoporosis: an opportunity for prevention?

  title={Steroid induced osteoporosis: an opportunity for prevention?},
  author={I D Peat and Sue Healy and David M. Reid and Stuart H. Ralston},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={54 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency with which osteoporosis prophylaxis is given to corticosteroid treated hospital inpatients. METHODS All patients receiving systemic corticosteroids in a large teaching hospital over a three month period were identified through routine prescription monitoring by hospital ward pharmacists. Coprescription of antiosteoporotic therapy was recorded, along with other relevant details such as steroid dose, actual, or intended duration of therapy, and indication… CONTINUE READING
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