Osteoporosis – a very short historical perspective

Kaushik Chaudhuri, MD FRCPConsultant Rheumatologist and Osteoporosis Lead, University Hospital, CoventryPresident Rheumatology Section & BoardEuropean Union of Medical Specialists Chamith RosaClinical Fellow in Rheumatology, University Hospital, Coventry Two decades into the twenty-first century, Osteoporosis is described as a major public health problem worldwide. There are many reasons for this including an ageing global population, but […]

Recent advances in the field of Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis

Ambrish Mithal DMChairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Max Healthcare, Saket, New Delhi Changing paradigms and concepts There is no “safe dose” or “safe duration” for glucocorticoids. For example, high dose intravenous methylprednisolone (up to 1 g) is not harmful to bone, but even a single oral dose of 2.5 mg of prednisone has […]

Pitfalls in the measurement and interpretation of bone mineral density

Puneet Mashru MD, S.C.E Rheumatology UKHead of the Department of Rheumatology, Sir HN Reliance foundation Hospital & Consultant Rheumatologist, Jaslok Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai View Video Podcast Pitfalls of DXA and how to overcome them Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a widely used imaging technology for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) and body […]

Osteoporosis: Sequential Therapy and Lifelong Maintenance

V Krishnamurthy MD, DM, FRCP (London)CEO & Consultant Rheumatologist, Chennai Meenakshi Multispecialty Hospital, ChennaiConsultant Rheumatologist, Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Chennai Osteoporosis, though a common problem affecting adults, it is not well studied or documented in Indian patients. Management is done by health care providers of different specialities. It would be better if it is done based […]