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Risk Factors of Van Staa et al for Vertebral Fracture Associated with Oral Glucocorticoid Therapy

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Van Staa et al identified risk factors for vertebral fractures in a patient being treated with oral glucocorticoid therapy. This can help identify a patient who may require closer monitoring or a change in therapy to reduce the risk. The authors are from the University of Southampton, Utrecht University, University Center Nijmegen, St. Paul Medical Center (Dallas), University of Aberdeen, and Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.

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