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      Targeted education improves the very low recognition of vertebral fractures and osteoporosis management by general internists.

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          Vertebral fractures in older persons are strong predictors of subsequent fracture risk but remain largely under-recognized. To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on the recognition of vertebral fractures and the prescription of anti-osteoporosis treatment among general internists, we conducted a prospective study in a service of general internal medicine of a large university teaching hospital in Geneva, Switzerland. During a 3.5-month observation period (phase 1), all lateral spinal or chest radiographs performed on consecutive inpatients over 60 years were reviewed by two independent investigators, and vertebral fractures were graded according to their severity.

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          Journal
          Osteoporos Int
          Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
          Springer Science and Business Media LLC
          0937-941X
          0937-941X
          2006
          : 17
          : 7
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Service of Bone Diseases (WHO Collaborating Centre for Osteoporosis Prevention), Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, Geneva University Hospitals, 24 Rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.
          Article
          10.1007/s00198-005-0064-z
          16758137
          2e9e640e-2d9c-46f8-bbe2-13eeb958a7d1

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