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  • New and Emerging Therapies for Osteoporosis, E. Michael Lewiecki, Manuel Diaz Curiel, Joao Lindolfo Borges, Annie Kung, Maria Luisa Brandi, and Hans Peter Dimai
    Journal of Osteoporosis
    Editorial (2 pages), Article ID 318320, Volume 2010 (2010)
    Published 26 December 2010
Journal of Osteoporosis
Volume 2017, Article ID 4175180, 1 page

Corrigendum to “New and Emerging Therapies for Osteoporosis”

1New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center, 300 Oak St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
2Jimenez Diaz Fundacion, Avenida Reyes Catolicos 2, Madrid 28040, Spain
3Universidade Catolica de Brasilia, DF, Brazil
4University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
5Maria Luisa Brandi, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, Florence 50139, Italy
6Medical University Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz A-8036, Austria

Correspondence should be addressed to E. Michael Lewiecki; moc.liamg@ikceiwelm

Received 20 April 2017; Accepted 8 May 2017; Published 28 June 2017

Copyright © 2017 E. Michael Lewiecki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

In the article titled “New and Emerging Therapies for Osteoporosis” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows.

The article notes: “The WHO has also developed a fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) to estimate the 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, hip, proximal humerus, and distal forearm) and hip fracture, using clinical risk factors for fracture and femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD), if available.” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. 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.


  1. E. M. Lewiecki, M. D. Curiel, J. L. Borges, A. Kung, M. L. Brandi, and H. P. Dimai, “New and emerging therapies for osteoporosis,” Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2010, Article ID 318320, 2 pages, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norris, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, p. 862, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar