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An appendix to the 2012 IOF–ECTS guidelines for the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

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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.

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Correspondence to J. E. Compston.

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The 2012 IOF–ECTS guidelines for the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis can be found in Osteoporosis International (DOI 10.1007/s00198-012-1958-1).

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Lekamwasam, S., Adachi, J.D., Agnusdei, D. et al. An appendix to the 2012 IOF–ECTS guidelines for the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Arch Osteoporos 7, 25–30 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11657-012-0070-7

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Keywords

  • Glucocorticoids
  • Bone mineral density
  • Fracture
  • FRAX
  • Bone protective therapy