Individualized Approach To Pharmacological Prevention And Treatment Of Osteoporosis


Ye.G.Zotkin, I.I. Zubkova, O. G.Khurtsilava

SEI HPE "Northwestern State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov" of RMPHSD, St. Petersburg
The article discusses the potentials for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (OP) with modern medical therapy in older patients. The points of issues are risk factors for OP, diagnostic criteria, indications for the start of drug therapy; the advisability of use of calcium and vitamin D is demonstrated.
This article presents the results of current clinical studies on efficacy and tolerability of a new drug for the treatment of OP - strontium ranelate, including those involving evaluation of the effectiveness of strontium ranelate in elderly patients with OP in combination with the syndrome of senile infirmities.

About the Autors


Zotkin Yevgeny Germanovich - MD, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Education, Medical and Social Work SEI HPE "Northwestern State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov" of RMPHSD, Head of the City Diagnostic Center for the Prevention of Osteoporosis of the Clinical Rheumatological Hospital № 25. E-mail: ezotkin@mail.ru
Zubkova Irina Ivanovna - Assistant Professor at the Department of Nursing and Social Work SEI HPE "Northwestern State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov" of RMPHSD
Khurtsilava Otari Givievich – MD, Rector of the SEI HPE "Northwestern State Medical University n.a. I.I. Mechnikov" of RMPHSD


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