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Episode 91: A potpourri of osteoporosis stuff

In episode 91, yet again we bring in Mike K and Tina K to help us out with some very useful clinical information surrounding the issue of bone density and osteoporosis. We look at studies from the BMJ (Bowel Medical Journal), one of Mike A’s favourite journal, and we all agree that simple models should be used and repeat BMDs are basically not needed. Unfortunately we also come to the realisation that in a similar fashion, Mike A and James are basically not needed for the podcast as they are too simple.

Show notes

1) Simple models vs more complex models – simple is just as good

Arch Intern Med 2009;169:2087-94

2) Repeat bone density – is it needed – likely not

BMJ 2009;338:b2266

Osteopor Int 2005;16:842-8

3) Only measure BMD once

Arch Intern Med 2007;167:155-60

4) An RCT of vertebroplasty for vertebral fractures

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