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Osteoporosis

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Contents

Foreword. Osteoporosis: a constellation of problems

JOHN EISMAN

Postmenopausal osteoporosis: identifying women at risk and selecting appropriate agents

TERRY DIAMOND, TERRY GOLOMBIK

Osteoporosis-related fractures in postmenopausal women are rapidly increasing, leading to increased morbidity and premature mortality.

Secondary causes of osteoporosis in women: diagnoses not to be missed

TERRY DIAMOND, KATHERINE TONKS

About 20 to 40% of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis have another cause of osteoporosis in addition to oestrogen deficiency.

Treatment options for men with osteoporosis

TERRY DIAMOND, PETER EBELING

About one-third of men in Australia aged over 60 years suffer an osteoporotic fracture yet many do not receive osteoporosis-relevant investigation or treatment.

Understanding the importance of vitamin D for bone and systemic health

TERRY DIAMOND, REBECCA S MASON

Maintaining high serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D helps prevent abnormal bone metabolism and reduced muscle function, and also other conditions.

The fracture cascade: managing individuals who continue to fracture on antiosteoporotic therapies

TERRY DIAMOND, CHRIS WHITE

Appropriate antiosteoporotic agents and compliance with taking them are important in reducing future fractures.

Patient handout: Osteoporosis and bone fragility fractures in women

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