Teriparatide for osteoporosis: importance of the full course

  title={Teriparatide for osteoporosis: importance of the full course},
  author={Robert F. Lindsay and John H. Krege and Fernando Azor{\'i}n Mar{\'i}n and Ling Jin and Jan J. {\vS}těp{\'a}n},
  booktitle={Osteoporosis International},
Teriparatide (TPTD) is the only currently available therapeutic agent that increases the formation of new bone tissue and can provide some remediation of the architectural defects in the osteoporotic skeleton. The use of teriparatide clinically is limited to 24 months. We review clinical findings during daily teriparatide treatment over time. Teriparatide appears to increase bone formation more than bone resorption as determined biochemically and histologically. Teriparatide exerts its positive… CONTINUE READING
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