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Osteoporosis

This book is for people who have osteoporosis, their families, and others interested in learning more about the disease. It describes osteoporosis and its impact and contains information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease. This book also describes current research efforts supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Also covered are risk factors for osteoporotic fractures, dental complications and ways to prevent the disease and its progression.

Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
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Last reviewed: January 1, 2017
Expires: January 1, 2020

Osteoporosis

About the Authors

John F. Kross, MSc, DMD, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Oral Oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry Medical Center of Delaware. His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware and New London, Pennsylvania, and instructing students at Delaware Technical and Community College inOral Pathology. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education for the past 15 years. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.

Osteoporosis

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. The public health burden associated with osteoporosis.
  2. Etiologic factors associated with development of osteoporosis.
  3. Risk factors for osteoporosis and related fractures.
  4. Diagnostic modalities and criteria for making a diagnosis of osteoporosis.
  5. Nonpharmacologic approaches to the management of osteoporosis.
  6. Pharmacologic options for the treatment of osteoporosis and their possible side effects.
  7. Strategies to improve outcomes and quality of life in patients with osteoporosis.
  8. Measures to prevent the development of osteoporosis.
  9. Oral health implications of osteoporosis, as well as the bisphosphonates prescribed forosteoporosis.

Osteoporosis

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • Chapter 1 Epidemiology
    U.S. Demographics
  • Chapter 2 Etiology
    Bone Mass and Osteoporosis
    Causes of Osteoporosis
  • Chapter 3 Burden of Osteoporosis
    Morbidity and Mortality
    Direct and Indirect Costs
  • Chapter 4 Risk Factors for Osteoporosis and Fractures
    Unmodifiable Risk Factors
    Modifiable Risk Factors
    Fracture Risk
  • Chapter 5 Diagnosis
    Diagnostic Steps
    BMD Testing
    BMD Test Results
    Screening Recommendations
  • Chapter 6 Treatment
    Calcium and Vitamin D
    Maintaining Bone Health
    Preventing Falls
  • Chapter 7 Pharmacologic Therapy
    FDA-Approved Drug Options
    Bisphosphonates
    Calcitonin
    Estrogen and Hormone Therapy
    Estrogen Agonist/Antagonist
    Parathyroid Hormone
    Emerging Therapies
    Alternative Therapies
  • Chapter 8 Improving Outcomes
    Physician Performance
    Patient Compliance
    Factors Affecting Compliance
    Patient Education
    Communication
    Monitoring Adherence
    Individualizing Therapy
    Other Strategies
    Effective Programs
    Resources for Enhancing Adherence
  • Chapter 9 Prevention
    Calcium and Vitamin D
    Overall Nutrition
    Exercise
    Smoking
    Medications and Bone Loss
  • Chapter 10 Quality of Life
    Emotional Impact
    Functional-Physical Aspects
    Social Aspects
  • Chapter 11 Current Research
    Genetic Studies
    Bone Cell Biology
    Osteoporosis Fractures
    Osteoporosis in Men
    Bone Quality
    Therapy
  • Chapter 12 Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease
    Pathophysiologic Links
    Oral Bone Loss
  • Chapter 13 Osteonecrosis and Bisphosphonates
    Risk Factors for ONJ
    Management
    ADA Guidelines

Osteoporosis

Table of Contents

Osteoporosis is an age- and gender-related condition characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine, and wrist(although any bone can be affected) [1,2]. This common bone disease constitutes a major public health problem.

Although osteoporosis affects women and men of all races and ethnic groups, it is most common in non-Hispanic white and Asian women. Among men, osteoporosis is more common in non-Hispanic white and Asian men than in those of other ethnic or racial groups.

Bone strength has two main features: bone mass and bone quality. Currently, there is no accurate method to measure overall bone strength; therefore, bone mineral density (BMD) is frequently used as a proxy measure for osteoporosis and low bone mass (osteopenia)

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