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Corrigendum to “Utilization of Preventive Measures for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis among Veterans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
In the article titled “Utilization of Preventive Measures for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis among Veterans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease” , there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.
The article notes, “the WHO fracture risk predictor model (FRAX) designed to incorporate such factors in a comprehensive assessment tool has shown promising preliminary results in patients with IBD”. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations . The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.
- A. Thanou, T. Ali, O. Haq et al., “Utilization of preventive measures for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis among veterans with inflammatory bowel disease,” ISRN Gastroenterology, vol. 2013, Article ID 862312, 5 pages, 2013.
- Nathan Ford, Susan L. Norris, and Suzanne R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, 862 pages, 2016.
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