Title

Rethinking osteoporosis: Balancing risk and benefit in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-1-2013

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volume

26

Issue

8

DOI

10.1097/01.JAA.0000432496.47021.62

Keywords

Bisphosphonates; Bone mineral density; Fracture risk; Non-estrogen; Osteoporosis

Abstract

The standard of care for osteoporosis is changing amid questions about the long-term safety and efficacy of current drugs for preventing and treating osteoporosis. This article provides a guide for evidence-based treatment, but not overtreatment, as well as the selection and duration of available drug therapies. Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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