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|Type: ||Journal article|
|Title: ||Osteoporosis pharmacological prevention and management in older people|
|Author: ||Bell, J. Simon|
Frank, Oliver Ralph
Alderman, Christopher P.
Husband, Alan J.
Rowett, Debra S.
|Citation: ||Australian Family Physician, 2012; 41(3):110-118|
|Publisher: ||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|School/Discipline: ||School of Population Health and Clinical Practice : General Practice|
|J Simon Bell, Natalie Blacker, Sue Edwards, Oliver Frank, Christopher P Alderman, Lesh Karan, Alan Husband, Debra Rowett|
|Abstract: ||Background: Osteoporosis remains undertreated in Australian primary care, with as few as 30% of postmenopausal women with a fracture and 10% of men with osteoporosis receiving pharmacological treatment. Objective: This article presents an overview of the pharmacological management of osteoporosis in older people in the general practice setting. Discussion: Lifestyle factors and ensuring adequate calcium and vitamin D intake are important in preventing and treating osteoporosis. Pharmacological treatments are recommended for patients with a minimal trauma fracture, for those aged 70 years or over with a T-score of –3.0 or lower, or for those who are currently taking prolonged high dose corticosteroids and who have a T-score of –1.5 or lower. Bisphosphonates are recommended as first line therapy for established postmenopausal osteoporosis. Medicine selection is guided by patient gender, menopausal status, medical and fracture history, patient preference and eligibility for government subsidy.|
|Keywords: ||osteoporosis; osteoporosis, postmenopausal; fractures, bone/prevention and control|
|Rights: ||© The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2012. All rights reserved. Requests for permission to reprint articles must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Published version: ||http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/201203/45953|
|Appears in Collections:||General Practice Publications|
|View citing articles in: ||Web of Science|
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