Less than 25% of patients with cirrhosis, low bone density are treated for osteoporosis

Patients with cirrhosis are less frequently screened for osteoporosis compared with the general population, and less than 25% with low bone density actually receive treatment, according to research in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
“The pathophysiology of metabolic bone disease in chronic liver disease is complex,” Mary Thomson, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Minnesota, and colleagues wrote. “Patients with cirrhosis are at a higher risk for osteoporosis-related fracture

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