Consensus of official position of IOF/ISCD FRAX initiatives in Asia-Pacific region.

Wu CH, McCloskey EV, Lee JK, Itabashi A, Prince R, Yu W, Li-Yu J, Chionh SB, Zhao Y, Shin CS, Gunawan T, Tsai KS, Chieng PU, Changlai SP, Chan DC, Chen JF, Tanner SB, Hans DB, Kanis JA, Chang YF, Sun ZJ, Yang RS, Asia Pacific Panel of ISCD
J Clin Densitom. 2014 17 (1): 150-5

PMID: 23916756 · DOI:10.1016/j.jocd.2013.06.002

The fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX(®)) has been developed for the identification of individuals with high risk of fracture in whom treatment to prevent fractures would be appropriate. FRAX models are not yet available for all countries or ethnicities, but surrogate models can be used within regions with similar fracture risk. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) are nonprofit multidisciplinary international professional organizations. Their visions are to advance the awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis. In November 2010, the IOF/ISCD FRAX initiative was held in Bucharest, bringing together international experts to review and create evidence-based official positions guiding clinicians for the practical use of FRAX. A consensus meeting of the Asia-Pacific (AP) Panel of the ISCD recently reviewed the most current Official Positions of the Joint Official Positions of ISCD and IOF on FRAX in view of the different population characteristics and health standards in the AP regions. The reviewed position statements included not only the key spectrum of positions but also unique concerns in AP regions.

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Absorptiometry, Photon Algorithms Asia Asian Continental Ancestry Group Bone Density Health Status Indicators Humans Oceania Oceanic Ancestry Group Osteoporotic Fractures Risk Assessment Risk Factors

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