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New IOF report explains importance of FRAX in osteoporosis management
Date:10/19/2009

d enhanced for greater efficiency and ease-of-use in clinical practice. For example, following the recent link between the UK calculation tool and the UK national guidelines website (http://www.shef.ac.uk/NOGG/), the US model now also integrates an accompanying statement from the National Osteoporosis Foundation (USA), based on their 2009 Clinician's Guide. Furthermore, manufacturers of DXA scanners will soon integrate FRAX into their operational software, combining BMD measurements with the calculation of absolute 10-year fracture probabilities.

Dr. Eugene McCloskey of the University of Sheffield and author of the IOF report, says, "I encourage clinicians to make FRAX a part of their clinical assessment of patients. With timely treatment and advice, fractures and their serious repercussions can be prevented."


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