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Position Papers and Guidelines

Review on osteoporosis in THE LANCET

In May/June 2002 a comprehensive four-part series on osteoporosis appeared in the prestigious Lancet – articles are listed below. IOF hopes to make all four PDFs available here soon.

Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis
Pierre D. Delmas
THE LANCET , Vol 359 , June 8, 2002
(PDF, 160 KB)

The above article has been reprinted courtesy of the Lancet.
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References to other articles are:

Epidemiology and outcomes of osteoporotic fractures
Steven R Cummings, L Joseph Melton III
THE LANCET , Vol 359 , May 18, 2002

Pathogenesis of bone fragility in women and men
Ego Seeman
THE LANCET , Vol 359 , May 25, 2002

Diagnosis of osteoporosis and assessment of fracture risk
John A Kanis
THE LANCET , Vol 359 , June 1, 2002

Quality of Life Questionnaire "Qualeffo-41"

This questionnaire, first published in 1997, is a tool used by health professionals to assess quality of life in osteoporosis patients (in the context of a survey or clinical study). The questionnaire is available here as a PDF in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. For other languages, please contact the IOF secretariat.

Click here to download the questionnaire in various languages (first you will be asked to read and print out the user agreement).

Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis
J.A. Kanis et al., Osteoporosis International (1997) 7:390-406 (PDF, 970 KB)

The Use of Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover in Osteoporosis, published by IOF's Committee of Scientific Advisors in Osteoporosis International (2000) Suppl. 6:S2-17. (PDF, 175 KB)

An Update on the Diagnosis and Assessment of Osteoporosis with Densitometry: A position paper (PDF, 115 KB)

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