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Conference Paper: Osteoporosis - recent advances in diagnosis and treatment

TitleOsteoporosis - recent advances in diagnosis and treatment
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Issue Date1999
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
The 4th Medical Research Conference, Hong Kong, China, 30-31 January 1999, v. 21 n. Supp, p. 3-10 How to Cite?
AbstractOsteoporosis is a highly prevalent disorder in the older population. The approach in management is towards identification of high risk patients for preventive and therapeutic measures. The diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of fracture risk can be made readily by measurement of bone mass with bone densitometry. Quantitative ultrasonometry is becoming popular as an initial test to identify patients who require further investigation. Coupled with the assessment of risk factors for osteoporosis, the use of bone mineral density can achieve high sensitivity and specificity in identifying subjects with high fracture risk. The role of hormone replacement therapy, selective oestrogen receptor modulators and other anti-resorptive agents such as bisphosphonates, calcitonin and vitamin D in treatment of osteoporosis are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/46763
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:57:49Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 4th Medical Research Conference, Hong Kong, China, 30-31 January 1999, v. 21 n. Supp, p. 3-10en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/46763-
dc.description.abstractOsteoporosis is a highly prevalent disorder in the older population. The approach in management is towards identification of high risk patients for preventive and therapeutic measures. The diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of fracture risk can be made readily by measurement of bone mass with bone densitometry. Quantitative ultrasonometry is becoming popular as an initial test to identify patients who require further investigation. Coupled with the assessment of risk factors for osteoporosis, the use of bone mineral density can achieve high sensitivity and specificity in identifying subjects with high fracture risk. The role of hormone replacement therapy, selective oestrogen receptor modulators and other anti-resorptive agents such as bisphosphonates, calcitonin and vitamin D in treatment of osteoporosis are discussed.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMedical sciencesen_HK
dc.titleOsteoporosis - recent advances in diagnosis and treatmenten_HK
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