This first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on bone health and osteoporosis illustrates the large burden that bone disease places on our Nation and its citizens. Like other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the elderly, the prevalence of bone disease and fractures is projected to increase markedly as the population ages. If these predictions come true, bone disease and fractures will have a tremendous negative impact on the future well-being of Americans. But as this report makes clear, they need not come true: by working together we can change the picture of aging in America. Osteoporosis, fractures, and other chronic diseases no longer should be thought of as an inevitable part of growing old. By focusing on prevention and lifestyle changes, including physical activity and nutrition, as well as early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, Americans can avoid much of the damaging impact of bone disease and other chronic diseases.
- Message From Tommy G. Thompson
- What Is Bone Health?
- What is Bone Health in America?
- What Can Individuals Do to Improve Their Bone Health?
- What Can Health Care Professionals Do to Promote Bone Health?
- What Can Health Systems and Population-based Approaches Do to Promote Bone Health?
- Challenges and Opportunities: A Vision for the Future
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
It Is Time for Everyone to Own the BoneAD Bunta. Osteoporos Int 22 Suppl 3, 477-82. PMID 21847769.The current status of the population's bone health has caused considerable concern in the USA and around the world. In keeping with that situation, the US Surgeon General …
Incidence and Economic Burden of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures in the United States, 2005-2025R Burge et al. J Bone Miner Res 22 (3), 465-75. PMID 17144789.Osteoporosis prevention, treatment, and education efforts should address all skeletal sites, not just hip and vertebral, and appropriate attention is warranted for men an …
Osteoporosis – Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment: A Systematic Review [Internet]Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. PMID 28876760. - ReviewAim Osteoporosis results from a reduction in the quantity of bone tissue and the deterioration of bone microstructure, leading to a general loss in bone streng …
Japan as the Front-Runner of Super-Aged Societies: Perspectives From Medicine and Medical Care in JapanH Arai et al. Geriatr Gerontol Int 15 (6), 673-87. PMID 25656311.The Science Council of Japan has the task to propose future visions for the Japanese aging society not only from the viewpoint of the health of each individual, but also …
Non-pharmacological Means to Prevent Fractures Among Older AdultsP Kannus et al. Ann Med 37 (4), 303-10. PMID 16019730. - ReviewBone fractures affecting elderly people are a true public health burden, because they represent one of the most important causes of long-standing pain, functional impairm …
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Fracture Rate Associated With Quality Metric-Based Anti-Osteoporosis Treatment in Glucocorticoid-Induced OsteoporosisRA Overman et al. Osteoporos Int 26 (5), 1515-24. PMID 25600474.AOM initiation within 90 days of chronic GC use was associated with a fracture reduction of 48% at 1 year and 32% at 3 years.
Potential of in Vivo MRI-based Nonlinear Finite-Element Analysis for the Assessment of Trabecular Bone Post-Yield PropertiesN Zhang et al. Med Phys 40 (5), 052303. PMID 23635290.The work demonstrates the practicality of nonlinear μFE simulations at in vivo μMRI resolution, as well as its potential for providing additional information beyond that …