FRAX® International Task Force of the 2010 Joint International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation Position Development Conference.


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FRAX® International Task Force of the 2010 Joint International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation Position Development Conference.
Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Cauley J.A., El-Hajj Fuleihan G., Luckey M.M.
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FRAX(®) Position Development Conference Members
Hans DB., Cooper C., Baim S., Dawson-Hughes B., Kanis JA., Leslie WD., Luckey MM., Rizzoli R., Poiana C., Bilezekian JP., Papapoulos SE., McCloskey EV., Binkley N., Adachi JD., Baim S., Blank RD., Boonen S., Broy SB., Bruyere O., Chandran M., Cooper C., Dawson-Hughes B., Eastell R., Ensrud K., Dimai HP., Foldes J., Garnero P., Geusen PP., Griesmacher A., Hannan MT., Kanis JA., Kleerekoper M., Krieg MA., Langdahl B., Laster A., Leib ES., Masud T., McClung M., Morris H., Ortolani S., Saag KG., Siris E., Silverman S., Bobo Tanner S., Trenti T., Vasikaran S., Vestergaard P., Wahl DA., Michael Lewiecki E., Compston JE., Adachi JD., Adams JE., Adler RA., Bauer DC., Blake GM., Clark P., Diez-Perez A., Hans DB., Josse RG., Kanis JA., Kendler DL., Khan AA., Krieg MA., Leslie WD., Lorenc RR., Moayyeri A., Masri BK., Miller PD., Cauley JA., Fuleihan el-HG., Arabi A., Calderon A., Chen Z., Chionh SB., Curtis J., Danielson ME., Fujiwara S., Hanley D., Kroger H., Kung A., Lesnyak O., Looker A., Luckey MM., Mellstrom D., Nieves J., Pluskiewicz W., Rassi RE., Rizzoli R., Ragi-Eis S., Silverman S., Schott-Pethelaz A., Bilezekian JP., Papapoulos SE., Adachi JD., Blank RD., Chapurlat R., Chih-Hsing W., Czerwinski E., Perez AD., Dimai HP., Fuleihan el-HG., Fujiwara S., Ionescu RM., Kanis JA., McClung M., Stepan J., Ragi-Eis S., Saag KG., Schousboe JT., Yu W., Zerbini C., Brown PD., McKenney P., Johansson H., Nagy J., Oden A., Wahl DA.
1094-6950 (Print)
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Osteoporosis is a serious worldwide epidemic. FRAX® is a web-based tool developed by the Sheffield WHO Collaborating Center team, that integrates clinical risk factors and femoral neck BMD and calculates the 10 year fracture probability in order to help health care professionals identify patients who need treatment. However, only 31 countries have a FRAX® calculator. In the absence of a FRAX® model for a particular country, it has been suggested to use a surrogate country for which the epidemiology of osteoporosis most closely approximates the index country. More specific recommendations for clinicians in these countries are not available. In North America, concerns have also been raised regarding the assumptions used to construct the US ethnic specific FRAX® calculators with respect to the correction factors applied to derive fracture probabilities in Blacks, Asians and Hispanics in comparison to Whites. In addition, questions were raised about calculating fracture risk in other ethnic groups e.g., Native Americans and First Canadians. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) in conjunction with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) assembled an international panel of experts that ultimately developed joint Official Positions of the ISCD and IOF advising clinicians regarding FRAX® usage. As part of the process, the charge of the FRAX® International Task Force was to review and synthesize data regarding geographic and race/ethnic variability in hip fractures, non-hip osteoporotic fractures, and make recommendations about the use of FRAX® in ethnic groups and countries without a FRAX® calculator. This synthesis was presented to the expert panel and constitutes the data on which the subsequent Official Positions are predicated. A summary of the International Task Force composition and charge is presented here.
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted, Female, Hip Fractures/diagnosis, Hip Fractures/ethnology, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Statistical, North America, Osteoporotic Fractures/diagnosis, Osteoporotic Fractures/ethnology, Risk Assessment, Spinal Fractures/diagnosis
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