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43rd Annual European Calcified Tissue Society Congress

Rome, Italy
14 May 2016 - 17 May 2016

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Workshops – Clinical & Pre Clinical

Osteoporosis: Treat-to-target

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Defining a goal for the treatment of osteoporosis

Cooper Cyrus

The fundamental purpose of osteoporosis treatment is to reduce the risk of fracture. There is no validated quantitative marker that monitors risk reduction in the individual patient; available treatments are effective, but reduce fracture incidence only by 20–60%, and it is to be expected, therefore, that fractures will arise during treatment. The aim of treat-to-target strategies is to simplify management and ultimately reduce organ damage and improve clinical outcomes. ...