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Title: Overview of the pathogenesis and management of postmenopausal osteoporosis
Authors: Brincat, Svetlana Doris
Brincat, Alison
Calleja-Agius, Jean
Keywords: Osteoporosis in women -- Etiology
Osteoporosis in women -- Diagnosis
Osteoporosis in women -- Treatment
Osteoporosis drugs
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Malta College of Pharmacy Practice
Citation: Brincat, S. D., Brincat, A., & Agius, J. C. (2016). Overview of the pathogenesis and management of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, 22, 14-20.
Abstract: Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a silent systemic progressive disease characterised by a decrease in bone mass per unit volume, compromising the physical strength of the skeleton and enhancing susceptibility to fractures on minor trauma. The progressive loss of bone tissue occurs as a result of an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption subsequent to oestrogen deficiency. The aim of this overview is to shed light on the pathophysiology, aetiology and diagnostic techniques for this metabolic bone disorder. It demonstrates current treatment options and evaluates the emerging pharmacological therapies in the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
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