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Osteoporosis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Howard R Smith, MD, Chief of Rheumatology; and Director of the Pain Management Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Huron Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Editors: Kristine M Lohr, MD, Associate Chief, Program Director, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.

References:

Lindsay, R., et al. Osteoporosis Int. 2005; 16: 78-85.

National Osteoporosis Foundation: Fast Facts 2008.


Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2009

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