Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This article attempts to evaluate the results of several recently published clinical trials of drugs used in the treatment and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Despite our lack of understanding regarding the biological mechanisms that lead to glucocorticoid-induced bone loss, effective therapy has been developed. Bisphosphonates have demonstrated significant treatment benefits and should be considered the therapy of choice for both the treatment and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.

publication date

  • February 2000