Scientific article

European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

Published inOsteoporosis international, vol. 19, no. 4, p. 399-428
Publication date2008

SUMMARY: Guidance is provided in a European setting on the assessment and treatment of postmenopausal women with or at risk from osteoporosis. INTRODUCTION: The European Foundation for Osteoporosis and Bone disease (subsequently the International Osteoporosis Foundation) published guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in 1997. This manuscript updates these in a European setting. METHODS: The following areas are reviewed: the role of bone mineral density measurement for the diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of fracture risk; general and pharmacological management of osteoporosis; monitoring of treatment; assessment of fracture risk; case finding strategies; investigation of patients; health economics of treatment. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: A platform is provided on which specific guidelines can be developed for national use.

  • Adult
  • Bone Density/physiology
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Femur Neck/injuries
  • Fractures, Bone/economics/prevention & control
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy/economics
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae/injuries
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal/diagnosis/economics/therapy
  • Risk Assessment/economics/methods
  • Women's Health/economics
NoteErratum in: Osteoporos Int. 2008 Jul;19(7): 1103-4.
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KANIS, J A. et al. European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. In: Osteoporosis international, 2008, vol. 19, n° 4, p. 399–428. doi: 10.1007/s00198-008-0560-z
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ISSN of the journal0937-941X

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