Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update
Gaps in Knowledge (3 of 3)
No RCTs tested combinations of osteoporosis therapies or sequential use of osteoporosis therapies in relation to fracture outcomes.
No studies examined explicitly the benefits and adverse effects associated with the popular practice of BMD monitoring during the course of therapy.
Quality-of-life issues were not assessed by this review.
Keywords: bone | low bone density | bone density | osteoporosis | fracture | osteopenia | skeletal | BMD | bone mineral density | quality of life
- Newberry SJ, Crandall CC, Gellad WG, et al. Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update to the 2007 Report. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 53 (Prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10062-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC023-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/lbd.cfm.
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