Osteoporos Sarcopenia.  2016 Sep;2(3):134-139. 10.1016/j.afos.2016.07.003.

A practical approach to secondary osteoporosis - Case studies in Asia

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  • 1Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore. vivienlim@endocrinespecialist.com.sg

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a major health disease that is increasing in Asia especially given the rapidly aging population in many of the countries. A major aim of the management of osteoporosis is to prevent the next fracture from happening and its attendant morbidity and possible mortality. A failure to identify a possible secondary cause of osteoporosis might lead to suboptimal benefits of treatment or possibly treatment failure. This article aims to use a series of cases in order to best illustrate the approach to the screening of secondary causes of osteoporosis and highlight learning points from each case with a slant towards the management of patients in Asia, focusing on the East and South East Asia (SEA).

Keyword

Osteoporosis; Asia

MeSH Terms

Aging
Asia*
Far East
Humans
Learning
Mass Screening
Mortality
Osteoporosis*
Treatment Failure
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