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2013

Hip fractures are a common and serious consequence of osteoporosis, and hip fracture patients are at high risk for recurrence. Appropriate pharmacotherapy reduces this risk and is associated with reduced mortality after hip fracture, but a care gap exists for fracture prevention in these patients. This evaluation determined rates of osteoporosis treatment and bone mineral density (BMD) testing in hip fracture patients following discharge from a rehabilitation unit.

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Apr
2005

Older individuals with hip fractures almost always have osteoporosis. Such individuals are at increased risk of experiencing other osteoporotic fractures, including recurrent hip fractures. The management of such patients should include assessing bone mineral density and treating osteoporosis.

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Oct
2009

Although osteoporosis is being evaluated and treated increasingly in elderly patients with fragility fractures, some studies have suggested that physicians may be missing important opportunities, especially in patients with nonvertebral fractures. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether specialists responsible for treating fractures at various locations have different propensities for evaluating and treating osteoporosis after a fracture in female patients over the age of fifty years.
A retrospective nationwide cohort study was performed with use of data collected during 2007 by the Korean Health Insurance Review Agency, which covers 97% of the population.

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May
2005

Quality of life in patients with osteoporosis.

Osteoporos Int 2005 May 18;16(5):447-55. Epub 2004 Dec 18.
Paul Lips, Natasja M van Schoor
Complaints regarding, and morbidity of, osteoporosis are caused by fractures which are associated with pain and decrease of physical function, social function, and well-being. These are aspects of quality of life. Health-related quality of life covers physical, mental, and social well-being.

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