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Laboratory workup for osteoporosis. Which tests are most cost-effective?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14503399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Secondary causes of osteoporosis often go undetected, in part because of the lack of specific guidelines for laboratory evaluation in newly diagnosed cases. Although the effect of menopause on bone density has been well studied, the exact prevalence of other contributing factors is unknown. In this article, Dr Crandall discusses the controversies surrounding laboratory workup after diagnosis of osteoporosis and reviews two studies that suggest a cost-effective approach to screening.
Authors:
Carolyn Crandall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-23     Completed Date:  2003-10-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-8, 41-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, USA. ccrandall@mednet.ucla.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Osteoporosis / blood,  diagnosis*

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