Osteoporosis piece of multi-morbidity puzzle in geriatric care.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Osteoporosis frequently coexists with other chronic diseases and syndromes of aging, and therefore multimorbidity interactions can potentially complicate its evaluation and treatment. This article reviews osteoporosis comorbidity interactions with select common diseases of aging including cardiovascular, neurologic, and geriatric syndromes, and select commonly used medications by older adults. Using depression as a case example, we describe the complex relationship between osteoporosis, mood, and antidepressant medications, and the implications of these interactions for patients and clinicians.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Colón-Emeric, C; O'Connell, MB; Haney, E

Published Date

  • July 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 515 - 526

PubMed ID

  • 21748741

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1931-7581

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/msj.20269


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States