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Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissues, which leads to an increased risk of skeletal fractures. Although generally considered a women’s health issue, osteoporosis in men is an important public health issue. ~1- 2 million men in the United States have been estimated to have clinical osteoporosis, and an additional 8 - 13 million men identified to have low bone mass. Despite osteoporosis being frequently overlooked in this population,men account for 29% of the total osteoporotic fractures in the United States and 25% of the total cost of treatment.Morbidity and mortality associated with fracture are higher in men than women, with almost a three-times higher mortality rate associated with hip fracture.However, despite the significant implications for men’s health, male osteoporosis remains largely overlooked. One study found that less than 9% of men 70 years of age or older reported being screened for osteoporosis, and only two-thirds of physicians reported regularly screening men for osteoporosis.
The following healthcare professionals: Primary care physicians and endocrinologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in endocrinology and internal medicine; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with male osteoporosis.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Radius Pharmaceuticals.
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Release Date: May 23, 2020 -- Expiration Date: May 23, 2022
Faculty: Azeez Farooki, MD
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content: Cursory review of male osteoporosis and fracture assessment
Preventing secondary fracture in men with osteoporosis
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
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Faculty Disclosure: Azeez Farooki, MD, Associate Attending Physician, Endocrinology Service, MSKCC, has no relevent financial disclosures.
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