The Editors examine the prevention and management of osteoporosis from both the academic and clinical perspective with the aim of providing clear guidance for decision making. Issues including the identification of high risk patients, role of BMD measurement, clinical risk factors and which patients to treat are explored against the background of recent clinical trials. Physicians of all specialties who see patients with osteoporosis or patients who are at risk of developing the condition will find this a valuable resource.
Introduction. Epidemiology. Pathophysiology. Risk Stratification. Strategies for Prevention. Pharmacological Therapy. Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis Treatment. Conclusions.