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Role of Bone Turnover Markers in Osteoporosis Therapy

Sumeet Jain 1

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2021.03.007. Epub 2021 Apr 28.


Bone turnover markers fill a clinical need that improves comprehensive care of metabolic bone health and osteoporosis. Creating a standard process for drawing them that reduces modifiable variability improves their precision and clinical usefulness. Creating a standard process for interpreting them by applying statistical significance improves their clinical applicability. Understanding what causes them to increase and decrease can help elucidate secondary causes of osteoporosis. Monitoring them can assess patient adherence to therapy for a silent disease that will progressively become louder with an aging global population.