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Update on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disorder characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue that results in an increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Osteoporosis should be considered a diagnosis of exclusion because often there are multiple etiologies for bone loss and these underlying secondary causes should first be treated.
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Robert J. Pignolo, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Pignolo is Assistant Professor and Director, Ralston-Penn Clinic for Osteoporosis & Related Bone Disorders, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Pignolo reports no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the risk factors and multiple etiologies associated with osteoporosis

  • Discuss the contributions of skeletal history, physical examination and laboratory studies in the evaluation of bone loss

  • Apply the major treatment and preventive options for osteoporosis

  • Utilize the approaches to management of fragility fracture.



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