In this online, self-learning activity:
Osteoporosis is a disease common among elderly patients that is increasing in frequency as senior citizens begin to represent a larger share of the U.S. population. Osteoporosis increases the risk of severe fracture, which, in turn, is associated with a higher risk of mortality. A variety of literature has demonstrated that antiresorptive therapy is effective at reducing the progression of disease and preventing fracture; however, recent studies have demonstrated that these therapies have a variety of adverse effects,some of which – like osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical fractures – are severe and were unrecognized at the time of their initial FDA approval. These emerging concerns are raising questions as to the optimal duration of treatment and potential benefit of a drug holiday.
The following healthcare professionals: endocrinologists, geriatricians, internists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who specialize in those areas of medicine; those who otherwise commonly care for patients with osteoporosis.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Radius Health.
Release Date: September 30, 2018 -- Expiration Date: September 30, 2020
Faculty: Yousaf Ali, MD, FACR
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content: cursory refresher and review of osteoporosis
Treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
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Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Ali, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevent financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Radius Health.
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