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Identifying patients at risk of Osteoporosis

Although effective treatments have been available for more than a decade, studies show many persons who fracture, or are at risk of fracture, are never evaluated or treated for their underlying osteoporosis, who subsequently go on to have additional fractures and the...
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

We are cruising in an Airbus A380 at 36,000 ft, at nearly 570 mph, about half-way through a 14-hour flight from Sydney to Dubai. Unusually, the flight is jammed (apparently, Aussies head to Dubai for Easter), and I am confined to an inner row seat in the middle row of...
Importance of osteoporosis screening in older males

Importance of osteoporosis screening in older males

Osteoporosis is commonly thought of, as an old woman’s disease, it is not seen as a disease that affects men. As a result, men are not encouraged to go for screening, even if they have symptoms and/or risk factors for bone loss. One in five men will develop an...
Knowing how to interpret DXA results

Knowing how to interpret DXA results

It is very important that if you are treating patients with bone loss, that you know how to interpret a DXA scan report. The entire DXA report should be looked at, including the graphs and images, not just the total results. A detailed questionnaire should be filled...