Inadequate Response to Osteoporosis Treatment

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YAMAN A., ÖZDEMİR O., Kutsal Y. G.

TURK OSTEOPOROZ DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OSTEOPOROSIS, vol.20, no.2, pp.65-70, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier


It is well-known that effective treatment in patients with osteoporosis increases bone mineral density and decreases the risk of fractures. However, inadequate response to osteoporosis treatment may occur in some patients. Although, the concept of "inadequate response to treatment" is defined by considering the amount of the change in bone mineral density and/or the development of fractures in the relevant studies, no consensus on this issue has been reached yet. In this article, treatment approaches for osteoporosis, assessment of response to the treatment, the definition of inadequate response to osteoporosis treatment and approaches that should be applied in patients with inadequate response to treatment, were reviewed in the light of current literature.