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Osteoporosis is a disease common among elderly patients and is increasing in frequency as senior citizens begin to represent a larger share of the US population. In the US, osteoporosis is associated with about 2 million broken bones each year, leading to over 500,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 emergency room visits, and 200,000 nursing home placements. By 2040, osteoporosis is expected to cause 3.2 million fractures per year in the United States at a cost of over $95 billion. Despite the morbidity and mortality associated with osteoporosis, practice gaps related to suboptimal screening, risk assessment, and management practices have led to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of this condition. Osteoporosis screening may identify people at increased risk of low-trauma fracture who may benefit from interventions to minimize risk. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone mineral density (BMD) testing in all women 65 years or older and in postmenopausal women younger than 65 years but at increased risk of osteoporosis. Risk for osteoporosis should be determined by a formal clinical measurement tool, such as FRAX™, which assesses 10-year fracture risk.
HCPs specializing in endocrinology, internal medicine, and women’s health; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in those areas of specialty; and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Radius Pharmaceuticals.
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Release Date: July 03, 2020 -- Expiration Date: July 03, 2022
Faculty: Violet Lagari, DO, MPH
Faculty introduction, disclosures
Introduction content: Cursory refresher and review of postmenopausal osteoporosis
Risk assessment and diagnosis
Treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
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Faculty Disclosure: Violet Lagari, DO, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, Endocrinology Section Chief, Miami VAHS, has no relevent conflicts of interest to disclose.
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