New considerations on the management of osteoporosis in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Summary of the "3rd Summit on Osteoporosis-CEE", November 2009, Budapest, Hungary

Péter Lakatos, Ádám Balogh, Edward Czerwinski, Hans P. Dimai, Didier Hans, Gerold Holzer, Roman S. Lorenc, Vladimir Palicka, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Jan Stepan, István Takács, Heinrich Resch

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Abstract

Introduction In November 2009, the "3rd Summit on Osteoporosis-Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)" was held in Budapest, Hungary. The conference aimed to tackle issues regarding osteoporosis management in CEE identified during the second CEE summit in 2008 and to agree on approaches that allow most efficient and cost-effective diagnosis and therapy of osteoporosis in CEE countries in the future. Discussion The following topics were covered: past year experience from FRAX® implementation into local diagnostic algorithms; causes of secondary osteoporosis as a FRAX® risk factor; bone turnover markers to estimate bone loss, fracture risk, or monitor therapies; role of quantitative ultrasound in osteoporosis management; compliance and economical aspects of osteoporosis; and osteoporosis and genetics. Consensus and recommendations developed on these topics are summarised in the present progress report. Conclusion Lectures on up-to-date data of topical interest, the distinct regional provenances of the participants, a special focus on practical aspects, intense mutual exchange of individual experiences, strong interest in cross-border cooperations, as well as the readiness to learn from each other considerably contributed to the establishment of these recommendations. The "4th Summit on Osteoporosis-CEE" held in Prague, Czech Republic, in December 2010 will reveal whether these recommendations prove of value when implemented in the clinical routine or whether further improvements are still required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalArchives of Osteoporosis
Volume6
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Bone turnover markers
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Diagnosis and therapy of osteoporosis
  • FRAX
  • Quantitative ultrasound
  • Secondary osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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