Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Vincenza Snow, MD; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD; Robert Hopkins, MD; Mary Ann Forciea, MD; Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS; Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians developed this guideline to present the available evidence on risk factors and screening tests for osteoporosis in men.
Published literature on this topic was identified by using MEDLINE (1990 to July 2007). Reference mining was done on the retrieved articles, references of previous reviews, and solicited articles from experts. The inclusion criteria for the studies were measuring risk factors for low bone mineral density or osteoporotic fracture in men or comparing 2 different methods of assessment for the presence of osteoporosis in men. This guideline grades the evidence and recommendations by using the American College of Physicians' clinical practice guidelines grading system.
The American College of Physicians recommends that clinicians periodically perform individualized assessment of risk factors for osteoporosis in older men (Grade: strong recommendation; moderate-quality evidence).
The American College of Physicians recommends that clinicians obtain dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry for men who are at increased risk for osteoporosis and are candidates for drug therapy (Grade: strong recommendation; moderate-quality evidence).
The American College of Physicians recommends further research to evaluate osteoporosis screening tests in men.
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Video News Release - ACP Issues Guideline for Screening Osteoporosis in Men
Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Hopkins R, Forciea MA, Owens DK, et al. Screening for Osteoporosis in Men: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:680-684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-148-9-200805060-00008
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(9):680-684.
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