Use of bisphosphonates and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in rheumatology.

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BACKGROUND Patients treated with steroids are at risk of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Appropriate investigations and therapeutic agents can decrease rate of bone loss and fracture. AIM To review adherence to current UK guidelines for the prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in rheumatology outpatient clinics. DESIGN Retrospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcm126

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