Research Article| Volume 20, ISSUE 3, P603-622, September 2000

The Treatment of Osteoporosis: Antiresorptive Therapy

  • Paul D. Miller
    Address reprint requests to Paul D. Miller, MD, Medical Director, Colorado Center for Bone Research, 3190 South Wadsworth Boulevard, #250, Lakewood, CO 80227.
    From the Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; and the Colorado Center for Bone Research, Lakewood, Colorado
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      Antiresorptive pharmacologic interventions for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis are discussed. These interventions include estrogen; calcitonin; biphosphonates; and selective estrogen receptor modulators and their use in postmenopausal osteoporosis, steroid-induced osteoporosis, and osteoporosis in men. The effects of antiresorptive therapy on bone mineral density, biomarkers of bone turnover, and fracture risk are discussed.
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