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Executive summary of the European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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Summary of "Executive summary of the European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women."

A guidance on the assessment and treatment of postmenopausal women at risk from fractures due to osteoporosis was recently published in Osteoporosis International as a joint effort of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (Kanis et al. in Osteoporos Int https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-018-4704-5 , 2018). This manuscript updates the previous guidelines document, published in 2013 (Kanis et al. in Osteoporos Int 24:23-57, 2013) and is written in a European perspective. The present article reports and summarizes the main recommendations included in this 2018 guidance document.

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