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Osteoporosis Treatment

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Chau Nguyen, DO
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Osteoporosis is a common disease that is often under diagnosed and undertreated. This undertreated population is at high risk of developing multiple fractures that correlate that lead to debilitation to a point of lower quality of life and increased mortality rates. This lecture focuses on updates to the diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis. The speakers analysis includes updating the criteria for diagnosis as well as emphasis on the principles for initiation of treatment and future evaluations. Discussions includes the effect of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and treatment options. Finally, the discussion will consider therapy options and review the efficacy and the side effect profile of these medications.

Learning Objectives:
1. Management of Osteoporosis
2. Indications for Treatment
3. Pharmacological Treatment
4. Management of glucocorticoid included Osteoporosis

OPSC is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. OPSC designates this program for the a maximum of one (1) hour of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and speciality credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.



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Chau Nguyen, DO, is a board certified rheumatologist who specializes in treating patients with autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis. Dr. Nguyen earned her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She completed her residency in internal medicine as well as her fellowship training in rheumatology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. In addition to her practice, Dr. Nguyen serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine for Western University of Health Sciences. Her clinical interest includes rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis and osteoporosis. She holds board certifications in both internal medicine and rheumatology, has publications on various autoimmune diseases and is certified in USSONAR musculoskeletal ultrasound procedures.

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