May 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on osteoporosis and related issues, including calcium supplementation, fracture prevention, hip fracture, radiologic bone assessment, and vitamin D deficiency. This collection features AFP content on osteoporosis and related issues, including calcium...
- Screening and Diagnosis
- Complications and Special Situations
- Editorials and Letters
- Improving Practice
- Patient Education, Self-Care
- Other AFP Content
American Family Physician : AFP By Topic
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
Feb 15, 2019 - Abaloparatide is a safe and effective medication used to reduce the likelihood of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in women at high risk. However, it is expensive and requires daily injections. It has not been evaluated for its effect on decreasing hip fractures.
American Family Physician : STEPS
Mar 1, 2018 - Osteoporosis, which most commonly occurs in the hip, spine, and wrist, puts persons at increased risk of fragility and fracture. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has updated its 2008 guideline to include new evidence regarding fracture prevention in adults with low bone mineral ...
American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines
May 1, 2019 - Denosumab appears to be effective in reducing the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Treatment with denosumab does not increase the risk of cancer or death but might increase the risk of infection. However, more studies are required.
American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers
Nov 15, 2018 - A 57-year-old postmenopausal woman comes to your clinic for a wellness visit. She has no significant medical problems. She broke her left forearm as a child by falling out of a tree but has had no other fractures. She currently smokes one pack of cigarettes per day, rarely drinks one ...
American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice
Apr 1, 2018 - Oral bisphosphonates significantly reduce clinical fracture risk at four years in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (T-score less than −2.5). Treatment beyond five years is associated with further reductions in fractures in women with persistent femoral neck T-scores less than −2.5.
American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers
Apr 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be familiar with recommendations regarding the female athlete triad, because prevention and early intervention can significantly reduce morbidity from this disorder.
American Family Physician : Editorials