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Update on osteoporosis

Abstract

Osteoporosis is an increasing and major public health problem as our population ages. Advances in our understanding of osteoporosis have been facilitated by the advent of accurate and precise methods of bone density measurement. Developments in therapy include transdermal oestrogens, nasal calcitonin and bisphosphonates. The most important principles of management involve maximising bone mass in early adult years and preventing postmenopausal bone loss by oestrogen therapy.

Type Journal
ISBN 0300-8495 (Print)
Authors Sambrook, P.;Kelly, P.;Eisman, J. :
Publisher Name Aust Fam Physician
Published Date 1992-01-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 21
Published Issue 3
Published Pages 231-3, 238
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=1605761
Status Published In-print