Amy H. Warriner, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Amy H. Warriner

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Glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis

Are You Sure the Patient Has Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis (GIOP)? Symptoms: fracture, none It is estimated that nearly 50% of patients treated with long-term glucocorticoids will fracture. Bone changes begin quickly after the initiation of glucocorticoids, even before changes will be seen on any imaging studies or by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). Therefore, GIOP needs…

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