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Osteopenia – To treat or not to treat. That is the question

Osteopenia is not a disease. It is a category of bone density - between 1 and 2.5 standard deviations below the mean value in the...
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Fixing a Fractured Future- Can Artificial Intelligence help?

Since the term was coined by John McCarthy in 1956, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the ability of machines to emulate human cognition in the analysis, interpretation, and comprehension...
Osteoporosis

Not just garden-variety osteoporosis: secondary osteoporosis and its management

The bone loss and increased bone fragility that results from specific, well-defined clinical disorders, and due to certain medications, is termed secondary osteoporosis. Pre- and...
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DXA scanning facility quality standards – Are we falling woefully short?

A recent IOF-ISCD global survey carried out at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU, University of Southampton) in collaboration with the International...
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Florence Nightingale in the Asia Pacific – the osteoporosis nurse and her role in battling the silent disease

Osteoporosis is a silent and chronic disease. Many patients are unaware that they have the disease until they sustain a fracture. Nurses can be at...
Osteoporosis

Obesity and osteoporosis

Is obesity protective for fragility fractures due to osteoporosis? The answer, although complex, is likely to be no. While obesity defined by body mass index...
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“A fracture begets a fracture” – The importance of timely diagnosis and initiation of osteoporosis therapy

Falls lead to injury, and in some cases, fractures.  The cause of the fall needs to be carefully identified and appropriate interventions and investigations initiated...
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BMD Reference ranges for the diagnosis of osteoporosis in Asians – Time to rethink?

Use of NHANES III reference range for bone mineral density (BMD) can result in an overdiagnosis of osteoporosis in Asians The diagnosis of osteoporosis is...
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Osteoporosis management and fracture prevention in Australia and the rest of the Asia Pacific

An article written by Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) Executive Committee Chair, Dr Manju Chandran and APCO Executive Committee member and Medical Director of...
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Intercontinental Sharing of Principles and Guidelines: How can Europe and the Asia Pacific work together to bring better care for Osteoporosis patients?

As APCO works towards a pan-Asia Pacific Framework for the introduction and implementation of minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis,...
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