Blog

DXA Scanning

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...
Osteoporosis nurse

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...
Fractured hip and wrist

“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...
APCO

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...
AdobeStock_241850390 - for blog

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...
APCO Today

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,...
APCO

IQ driving QI: The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO): an innovative and collaborative initiative to improve osteoporosis care in the Asia Pacific

M Chandran , S K Bhadada , P R Ebeling , N L Gilchrist , A H Khan , P Halbout , S Lekamwasam , G Lyubomirsky , P J Mitchell , T V Nguyen , K L Tiu , Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int....
APCO

New CTF Partnership will take secondary fracture prevention to a new level

Currently, approximately 80% of individuals who have sustained a fracture due to osteoporosis do not receive the follow-up care they need, increasing the risk of...
AdobeStock_319401244-2

Osteoporosis in Developing Countries in Asia Pacific – Challenges and Opportunities

A region of immense physical expanse, the Asia Pacific is characterized by its significant racial, cultural, and topographic diversity. The countries in the region are...
Scroll to Top