Osteoporosis in men : an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline

Source:
Endocrine Society
Publisher:
Endocrine Society
Publication date:
31 May 2012

Abstract

Watts NB, Adler RA, Bilezikian JP et al (2012) Osteoporosis in men : an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 97 : 1802–1822.

The guideline task force used evidence-based medicine and literature reviews to develop recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of osteoporosis in men.  The recommendations in this guideline provide information on

  • ideal daily calcium intake
  • selection of men for pharmacologic therapy and treatment
  • appropriate use of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and vertebral fracture assessment for men at risk for osteoporosis