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Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

S. Adami; F. Bertoldo; M.L. Brandi; C. Cepollaro; P. Filipponi; E. Fiore; B. Frediani; S. Giannini; S. Gonnelli; G.C. Isaia; ...
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  • Published: 24 Jun 2011 Journal: Reumatismo (issn: 0048-7449, eissn: 2240-2683, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
The guidelines for the osteoporosis management were first drafted by a working group and then critically evaluated by the board of SIOMMMS. The most relevant points are: Definition: Osteoporosis is defined as a quantitative and qualitative deterioration of bone tissue leading to increased risk of fracture. Postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis are defined as primitive. Diagnosis: The cornerstone for the diagnosis of osteoporosis is the measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) by DXA (dual-energy X-ray absortiometry) at the femoral neck with T-score values <-2.5, following the WHO definition. Other DXA sites or technologies for measuring bone mass are also acce...
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free text keywords: Medicine, R, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Rheumatology, Bone tissue, medicine.anatomical_structure, Bone mineral, Senile osteoporosis, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Fracture risk, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, Intensive care medicine, business.industry, business, Femoral neck, Osteoporosis
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