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The use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of medical disorders can lead to rapid bone loss and increased risk of fragility fracture. Updated clinical guidelines are needed that accommodate recent advances in fracture risk assessment and new pharmacological interventions to reduce fracture risk. This document serves as an appendix to the 2012 IOF-ECTS guidelines for the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s11657-012-0070-7

Type

Journal article

Journal

Archives of osteoporosis

Publication Date

01/2012

Volume

7

Pages

25 - 30

Addresses

Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Keywords

Joint IOF–ECTS GIO Guidelines Working Group, Humans, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Antirheumatic Agents, Glucocorticoids