NOF's Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

NOF's Clinician's Guide contains updated guidance on vertebral fracture assessment and the use of biochemical markers of bone turnover, as well as updated information on calcium, vitamin D and medications. This useful guide is a must to inform clinical decision-making to manage the diagnosis and treatment of men and women at high risk for fractures and was recently published online by Osteoporosis International.

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Update schedule:  NOF will consider updated content to this document periodically and publish updates on an annual basis or when otherwise indicated for new FDA-approved pharmacologic agents.

List of Updates: 
Update # 2015.11.11                      Incorporation of diagnostic criteria to be used to establish a clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis