Suggested guidelines for evaluation and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

@article{Adler2003SuggestedGF,
  title={Suggested guidelines for evaluation and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis for the Department of Veterans Affairs.},
  author={Robert A. Adler and Marc C. Hochberg},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={163 21},
  pages={2619-24}
}
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is an important disorder in the predominantly male US veteran population. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities vary considerably in evaluation and management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. METHODS We suggest how evaluation and management can take place in medical centers with and without bone mineral density measurements by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The proposed guidelines can be applied to other health care systems… CONTINUE READING

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