Douglas Bairstow

Douglas Bairstow, MB BS, is specialist doctor in orthogeriatric medicine, both at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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  • Osteoporosis managementSubscription

    3 MAY 2014Comments (2)

    Patients with osteoporosis may require pharmacological treatment to increase bone mineral density and correct low levels of calcium and vitamin D — thereby lowering their risk of fracture 

  • Coloured X-ray of the hip of an elderly woman with a fractured femur (lower right, red) caused by osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis: diagnosis and risk assessmentSubscription

    3 MAY 2014Updated: 7 MAY 2014Comments (3)

    Osteoporosis is caused by an imbalance in the process of bone remodelling and is most common in the ageing population

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