Update presented by National Osteoporosis Guideline Group
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the publication of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) Update 2013 on diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men in the journal Maturitas.
Published in 2009 in Maturitas, the original guidelines have been highly cited and this update is timely with an additional focus on the management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, the role of calcium and vitamin D therapy and the benefits and risks of long-term bisphosphonate therapy. In all these areas, there have been new developments over the past few years that have had an impact on clinical practice and require modifications and/or additions to previous guidance.
The recommendations in the guidelines are intended to aid management decisions but do not replace the need for clinical judgement in the care of individuals in clinical practice.
These and other recommendations presented are published in the article: “Diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men in the UK: National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) Update 2013″ by J.E. Compston, Claire Bowring, Alun Cooper, Cyrus Cooper, Cyril Davies, Roger M Francis, John A Kanis, David Marsh, Eugene V McCloskey, David M Reid and Peter Selby. The article appears as an article in press in Maturitas (June 2013), published by Elsevier.
Original guidelines published in 2009: “Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men from the age of 50 years in the UK” by J. Compston, A. Cooper, C. Cooper, R. Francis, J.A. Kanis, D. Marsh, E.V. McCloskey, D.M. Reid, P. Selby, M. Wilkins, on behalf of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG). The article appears in Maturitas, Volume 62, Issue 2, (February 2009), published by Elsevier.