Bisphosphonate therapy: When not to monitor BMD
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After starting patients on bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, wait at least 3 years before ordering a repeat dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. Strength of Recommendation: C: Based on a secondary analysis of a large randomized controlled trial.
Journal of Family Practice, 58(11) 2009: 594-596.