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Bisphosphonate therapy: When not to monitor BMD

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Title: Bisphosphonate therapy: When not to monitor BMD
Author: Sharma, Umang; Stevermer, James J.; Hickner, John
Keywords: osteoporosis
fragility fractures
DXA scan
Date: 2009-11
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 58(11) 2009: 594-596.
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5447

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