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Improving adherence in osteoporosis: a new management algorithm for the patient with osteoporosis

Baio, G; Barbagallo, M; D'Avola, G; Di Luccio, A; Di Tanna, GL; Falaschi, P; Iolascon, G; (2011) Improving adherence in osteoporosis: a new management algorithm for the patient with osteoporosis. EXPERT OPIN PHARMACO , 12 (2) 257 - 268. 10.1517/14656566.2011.537259.

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Abstract

Areas covered: We review available data and propose a new approach to improve adherence to osteoporosis therapy in clinical practice. We present the current evidence and personal experience from a group of Italian osteoporosis experts.Expert opinion: To improve adherence, we propose a multifaceted approach, which includes the Triad Model suggested by the World Health Organization, direct observed therapy and the use of drugs with longer administration intervals, e.g., zoledronic acid. The integration of these strategies may provide the basis for a marked increase in adherence to osteoporosis therapy, and improved clinical outcomes in a real-life scenario.

Type: Article
Title: Improving adherence in osteoporosis: a new management algorithm for the patient with osteoporosis
DOI: 10.1517/14656566.2011.537259
Keywords: ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS, ORAL BISPHOSPHONATES, MEDICATION ADHERENCE, FRACTURE OUTCOMES, CLINICAL-PRACTICE, ZOLEDRONIC ACID, PERSISTENCE, THERAPY, WOMEN
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Statistical Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/647094
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