Maturitas Publishes 2013 Update on Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women and Older Men

Update presented by National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG)

Amsterdam, June 19, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the publication of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) Update 2013 on diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men in the journal Maturitas.

Published in 2009 in Maturitas, the original guidelines have been highly cited and this update is timely with an additional focus on the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, the role of calcium and vitamin D therapy and the benefits and risks of long-term bisphosphonate therapy. In all these areas, there have been new developments over the past few years that have had an impact on clinical practice and require modifications and/or additions to previous guidance.

The recommendations in the guidelines are intended to aid management decisions but do not replace the need for clinical judgement in the care of individuals in clinical practice.

These and other recommendations presented are published in the article:
"Diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men in the UK: National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) Update 2013" by J.E. Compston, Claire Bowring, Alun Cooper, Cyrus Cooper, Cyril Davies, Roger M Francis, John A Kanis, David Marsh, Eugene V McCloskey, David M Reid and Peter Selby. The article appears as an article in press in Maturitas (June 2013), published by Elsevier.

Original guidelines published in 2009:
"Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men from the age of 50 years in the UK" by J. Compston, A. Cooper, C. Cooper, R. Francis, J.A. Kanis, D. Marsh, E.V. McCloskey, D.M. Reid, P. Selby, M. Wilkins, on behalf of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG). The article appears in Maturitas, Volume 62, Issue 2, (February 2009), published by Elsevier.

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About NOGG

The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) was established to provide a clinical guideline for the management of men and women at high fracture risk, particularly to address the need to integrate the expression of a patient's fracture risk as a 10-year probability (the output from FRAX®) with current clinical management of osteoporosis. This included the need to define thresholds for bone mineral density measurement and treatment.

is an international multidisciplinary peer reviewed scientific journal of midlife health and beyond, publishing original research, reviews, consensus statements and guidelines. The scope encompasses all aspects of postreproductive health in both genders ranging from basic science to health and social care.

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