Professor Yasser El Miedany talks to Professor Naglaa Gadallah (Ain Shams University, Egypt) about her recent presentation on management of osteoporosis and current challenges as well as unmet needs. They also discuss the importance of using robust outcome measures in recent clinical trials, and emerging solutions. (Awaited)
Professor Yasser El Miedany talks to Professor Mona El Sebaey (Ain Shams University, Egypt) about her recent presentation on the use of biologics in the management of osteoporosis. They discuss the importance of further clinical investigation when dealing with sequential therapy for osteoporosis as well as benefits and challenges of using biologics for bone thinning.(Awaited)
A fragility fracture is a major risk factor for further fractures, and healthcare systems are now beginning to recognise the benefits of secondary fracture prevention. Despite this, less than 50% of patients receive effective secondary fracture prevention after a fragility fracture. This has led to national and international initiatives to improve clinical services by implementing fracture liaison services (FLSs).
Please see our most recent study presented in EULAR 2019
Fracture liaison services (FLS) systematically identify people aged 50 and older who have had a 'fragility fracture', with the aim of reducing their risk of further fractures. Following comprehensive assessment, FLS start osteoporosis treatment and refer people to other services to improve their bone health and reduce their risk of falling. The Egyptian Academy is working to endorse and support the introduction of FLS across Egypt.