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The management of the patient with osteoporosis: from evidence to clinical practice

Immacolata Ambrosino, Angela Riccardo, Paola Gnerre, Grace Massiah, Laura Castelnovo, Riccardo Muscariello, Marco Vacante
  • Angela Riccardo
    Private Practitioner in Physiatrics, Napoli, Italy
  • Paola Gnerre
    Department of Internal Medicine, San Paolo Hospital, Savona, Italy
  • Grace Massiah
    Private Practitioner in Plastic Surgery, Bari, Italy
  • Laura Castelnovo
    Department of Medicine Saronno Hospital, ASST della Valle Olona, Saronno (VA), Italy
  • Riccardo Muscariello
    Department of Internal Medicine, A. Maresca Hospital, Torre del Greco (NA), Italy
  • Marco Vacante
    Department of Surgery and Geriatrics, University of Catania, Italy

Abstract

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is an important problem of public health. In fact, it represents the main cause of age-related fractures and disabilities with a consequent increasing sanitary, social and economic impact. Unfortunately, often osteoporosis is not as thoroughly investigated as it would be desirable and it is underestimated in diagnosis and therapy. The aim of this monograph is to sensitize medical internists to a careful evaluation and an efficacious treatment of osteoporosis in order to reduce the risks of this disease, in particular the fractures, with a view to improving the quality of patients’ life.

Keywords

Osteoporosis; fractures; risk factors; bone mineral density.

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