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Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

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A compilation of patient data related to fracture risk assessment and screening, organized into a form which can be placed in the patient's chart.

 


 

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Before the Breaking Point: Predicting and Reducing Fracture Risk

Before the Breaking Point: Predicting and Reducing Fracture Risk

 

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Identifying Patients at High Risk for Fractures

 

Release Date: April 1, 2010
Expiration Date: April 1, 2013

 

  • Identify common risk factors for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture in men and women
  • Describe benefits and limitations of FRAX and other fracture risk assessment tools
  • Appropriately evaluate secondary causes of osteoporosis
  • Assess the applicability of National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines for densitometry and risk assessment, calcium and vitamin D, and exercise

 


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Lubna Pal, MBBS, MRCOG (UK), MS

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director Reproductive Aging and Skeletal Health Program; Yale Reproductive Endocrinology, Yale School of Medicine

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