Osteoporosis and its perspective in Pakistan: A review of evidence and issues for addressing fragility fractures

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Abstract

Despite major advances in osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment, low rates of investigating and treating osteoporosis in patients with fragility fracture are reported in Pakistan. Cost of therapies, time and cost of resources for diagnosis, concerns about medications and lack of clarity regarding the onus of responsibility to undertake this care, are some of the barriers to osteoporosis identification and treatment. Data from our part of the world on osteoporosis as well as on fragility fractures is sparse. This review addresses the current screening and diagnostic strategies for osteoporosis and reviews the existing literature to highlight the issues prevalent in our society on this major public health problem.

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Khan, A. H., Jafri, L., Ahmed, S., & Noordin, S. (2018, May 1). Osteoporosis and its perspective in Pakistan: A review of evidence and issues for addressing fragility fractures. Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2018.03.019

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