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Title: What is the opinion of Spanish internists on osteoporosis?
Authors: Sosa Henríquez, Manuel 
Filgueira Rubio, J.
López-Harce Cid, J. A.
Díaz Curiel, M.
Lozano Tonkin, C.
del Castillo Rueda, A.
Sánchez Molini, P.
Montes Santiago, J.
Serrano Fernández, C.
Díaz López, B.
Pérez Cano, R.
Blázquez, J. A.
Ortega Centeno, N.
Tirado Miranda, R.
Sánchez Linares, J. R.
Nogués Solán, X.
Farrerons Minguela, J.
Escobar Jiménez, F.
del Pino del Montes, J.
González-Macías, J.
Gómez Alonso, C.
Keywords: Calcaneal Quantitative Ultrasound
Postmenopausal Women
Fracture Risk
Vertebral Fracture
Trial, et al
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: 0014-2565
Journal: Revista clínica española (Ed. impresa) 
Abstract: Objective. To conduct an opinion survey on osteoporosis in Spanish internists.Method. Survey sent by mail and by personal visit to member of the Spanish Internists Society. Collection of data on opinion on the disease, diagnostic and therapeutic attitude and means available (general laboratory analyses, conventional radiology, biochemical markers of bone remodeling, densitometry and ultrasounds) and preference when choosing a certain treatment.Results. A total of 538 internists answered. More than 90% of those surveyed consider that osteoporosis is a disease that should be treated by internists. A total of 93% consider that osteoporosis is a prevalent disease. More than 80% have access to a densitometry.Conclusions. The majority of Spanish internists consider that osteoporosis is a disease that should be treated by internists and that it is a disease that enters into their action scope. In general, they have the means necessary for its study and treatment. Bisphosphonates constitute the drug of choice and calcium and vitamin D supplements are indicated in almost all the cases.
ISSN: 0014-2565
DOI: 10.1157/13078249
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola[ISSN 0014-2565],v. 205, p. 379-382
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