Nov 15, 2018 - The USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing to prevent osteoporotic fractures in women 65 years and older.
American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Jan 1, 2018 - In this cohort study, older women at a high risk of fractures who used oral bisphosphonates for 10 to 13 years had a higher risk of fractures than women who used bisphosphonates for only two years.
American Family Physician : POEMs
Nov 15, 2013 - Bisphosphonates are associated with a small risk of atypical femoral shaft fractures, which increases with duration of use. Bisphosphonates are associated with a small risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is more common in patients who are older, female, or have poor dental hygiene ...
American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries
Feb 15, 2012 - Prolia is an expensive method of preventing osteoporotic hip fractures, and is associated with significant adverse effects. Safer, less expensive options exist for preventing fracture in high-risk women.
American Family Physician : STEPS