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Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: 2010 position statement of The North American Menopause Society.
Menopause 2010 Jan-Feb; 17(1):25-54; quiz 55-6M

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To update the evidence-based position statement published by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in 2006 regarding the management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

METHODS

NAMS followed the general principles established for evidence-based guidelines to create this updated document. A panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of metabolic bone diseases and/or women's health was enlisted to review the 2006 NAMS position statement, compile supporting statements, and reach consensus on recommendations. The panel's recommendations were reviewed and approved by the NAMS Board of Trustees.

RESULTS

Osteoporosis, which is especially prevalent among older postmenopausal women, increases the risk of fractures. Hip and spine fractures are associated with particularly high morbidity and mortality in this population. Given the health implications of osteoporotic fractures, the primary goal of osteoporosis therapy is to prevent fractures, which is accomplished by slowing or stopping bone loss, maintaining bone strength, and minimizing or eliminating factors that may contribute to fractures. The evaluation of postmenopausal women for osteoporosis risk requires a medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. Major risk factors for postmenopausal osteoporosis (as defined by bone mineral density) include advanced age, genetics, lifestyle factors (such as low calcium and vitamin D intake, smoking), thinness, and menopause status. The most common risk factors for osteoporotic fracture are advanced age, low bone mineral density, and previous fracture as an adult. Management focuses first on nonpharmacologic measures, such as a balanced diet, adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, adequate exercise, smoking cessation, avoidance of excessive alcohol intake, and fall prevention. If pharmacologic therapy is indicated, government-approved options are bisphosphonates, selective estrogen-receptor modulators, parathyroid hormone, estrogens, and calcitonin.

CONCLUSIONS

Management strategies for postmenopausal women involve identifying those at risk for fracture, followed by instituting measures that focus on reducing modifiable risk factors through dietary and lifestyle changes and, if indicated, pharmacologic therapy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Practice Guideline
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20061894

Citation

"Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: 2010 Position Statement of the North American Menopause Society." Menopause (New York, N.Y.), vol. 17, no. 1, 2010, pp. 25-54; quiz 55-6.
Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: 2010 position statement of The North American Menopause Society. Menopause. 2010;17(1):25-54; quiz 55-6.
(2010). Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: 2010 position statement of The North American Menopause Society. Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 17(1), pp. 25-54; quiz 55-6. doi:10.1097/gme.0b013e3181c617e6.
Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: 2010 Position Statement of the North American Menopause Society. Menopause. 2010;17(1):25-54; quiz 55-6. PubMed PMID: 20061894.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: 2010 position statement of The North American Menopause Society. PY - 2010/1/12/entrez PY - 2010/1/12/pubmed PY - 2010/5/18/medline SP - 25-54; quiz 55-6 JF - Menopause (New York, N.Y.) JO - Menopause VL - 17 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To update the evidence-based position statement published by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in 2006 regarding the management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. METHODS: NAMS followed the general principles established for evidence-based guidelines to create this updated document. A panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of metabolic bone diseases and/or women's health was enlisted to review the 2006 NAMS position statement, compile supporting statements, and reach consensus on recommendations. The panel's recommendations were reviewed and approved by the NAMS Board of Trustees. RESULTS: Osteoporosis, which is especially prevalent among older postmenopausal women, increases the risk of fractures. Hip and spine fractures are associated with particularly high morbidity and mortality in this population. Given the health implications of osteoporotic fractures, the primary goal of osteoporosis therapy is to prevent fractures, which is accomplished by slowing or stopping bone loss, maintaining bone strength, and minimizing or eliminating factors that may contribute to fractures. The evaluation of postmenopausal women for osteoporosis risk requires a medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. Major risk factors for postmenopausal osteoporosis (as defined by bone mineral density) include advanced age, genetics, lifestyle factors (such as low calcium and vitamin D intake, smoking), thinness, and menopause status. The most common risk factors for osteoporotic fracture are advanced age, low bone mineral density, and previous fracture as an adult. Management focuses first on nonpharmacologic measures, such as a balanced diet, adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, adequate exercise, smoking cessation, avoidance of excessive alcohol intake, and fall prevention. If pharmacologic therapy is indicated, government-approved options are bisphosphonates, selective estrogen-receptor modulators, parathyroid hormone, estrogens, and calcitonin. CONCLUSIONS: Management strategies for postmenopausal women involve identifying those at risk for fracture, followed by instituting measures that focus on reducing modifiable risk factors through dietary and lifestyle changes and, if indicated, pharmacologic therapy. SN - 1530-0374 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20061894/Management_of_osteoporosis_in_postmenopausal_women:_2010_position_statement_of_The_North_American_Menopause_Society_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=20061894 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -