This is the official app for the National Osteoporosis Foundation Clinician’s Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. The Guide is a standard reference on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men age 50 and older in the U.S. The 2013 edition is based on updated information on the incidence and costs of osteoporosis in the U.S. For those with low bone mass, in whom more than 50 percent of fractures occur, the Guide incorporates an analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO) that assesses 10-year fracture risk. This Guide is intended for use by clinicians as a tool for clinical decision-making in the treatment of individual patients. The 2013 updated Clinician’s Guide stresses a clear algorithm for ordering bone mineral density measurement (DXA measurement) and the importance of screening vertebral imaging to diagnose asymptomatic vertebral fractures; provides updated information on calcium, vitamin D, and osteoporosis medications; addresses who to treat and the duration of treatment; includes an expanded discussion of the utility of biochemical markers of bone turnover and discusses causes of secondary osteoporosis.
Ratings and Reviews
NP in VA
This app has a lot of information in it to help busy professionals manage their patients. It's much more convenient than the printed booklet that NOF used to have. It's well worth the modest charge.
Waste of money
This guideline app is a waste of money. It has extremely limited amount of information, and probably does not extend the knowledge on the subject of most practicing clinicians. For the money, it offers much less than any other medical app I have ever purchased. If fact, there are numerous free medical apps that offer more in-depth information regarding osteoporosis prevention/diagnosis/treatment.
How can you charge money for this? Where is the FRAX tool? Where is the flow to determine for individual patients the best management? Have a look at the MenoPro and ASCCP apps to see what your app needs to be.
Family SharingWith Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.