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IOF hails WHO report and FRAXtm Web site as milestones in osteoporosis prevention and treatment
Date:2/21/2008

Nyon, Switzerland, February 21, 2008

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has welcomed the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) technical report "Assessment of osteoporosis at the primary health care level" and the FRAX tm website, as major steps towards helping health professionals worldwide to identify more easily patients at high risk of fracture for treatment.

The new WHO report and its related FRAXtm tool which predicts the risk of osteoporosis fracture using clinical risk factors will be of considerable use to health care professionals and policy makers throughout the world, particularly in places where there are few DXA machines. We know that early diagnosis and treatment can save precious healthcare resources so we see the launch of these two assets as a very important milestone in the fight against osteoporosis, said IOF President Professor Pierre D. Delmas.

Assessment of osteoporosis at the primary health care level, authored by Prof. Kanis et al., was released on February 21, 2008. It is a technical report based on epidemiological and health economic analyses of population-based cohorts worldwide. A practical tool, named FRAXTM, www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX has been developed to predict the ten-year risk of fracture in men and women.

Professor John Kanis noted, In the report, Assessment of osteoporosis at the primary health care level, cost-effectiveness studies on specific drugs have shown that treating patients on the basis of fracture risk is more cost-effective than treating osteoporotic patients identified only according to bone mineral density (BMD) measurements, for example using the former WHO definition of osteoporosis (1994). The FRAXtm website provides health professionals with the tool they need to make a more relevant assessment of fracture risk, even when they dont have access to BMD testing.

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