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doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000403358.44058.f7
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Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: A Review

Roush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP-BC

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Abstract

Overview: This article provides an overview of osteoporosis, describes current recommendations for its prevention and treatment, and discusses nursing implications. This is part two of a four-part series on postmenopausal health.

Keywords: bisphosphonates, bone densitometry testing, bone health, bone mass, bone mineral density, bone strength, calcium, estrogen agonists/antagonists, hip fracture, menopause, osteopenia, osteoporosis, selective estrogen receptor modulators, vertebral fracture, vitamin D

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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