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A brief history of FRAX.

Arch Osteoporos. 2018 Oct 31;13(1):118 Authors: Kanis JA, Johansson H, Harvey NC, McCloskey EV

INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is defined on the measurement of bone mineral density though the clinical consequence is fracture. The sensitivity of bone mineral density measurements for fracture prediction is low, leading to the development of FRAX to better calculate the likelihood of fracture and target anti-osteoporosis treatments. METHODS: The method used in this paper is literature review. RESULTS: FRAX, developed over an 8-year period, was launched in 2008. Since the launch of FRAX, models have been made available for 64 countries and in 31 languages covering more than 80% of the world population. CONCLUSION: FRAX provides an advance in fracture risk assessment and a reference technology platform for future improvements in performance characteristics. PMID: 30382424 [PubMed - in process]

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