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Endocrine Abstracts (2019) 63 P63 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.63.P63

ECE2019 Poster Presentations Calcium and Bone 1 (60 abstracts)

Osteoporosis in developing-nations: need for centralized-data-collection & treatment-guidance centers to study epidemiology

S Pal , G Gupta & T Roy

SFCCP, Meerut, India.

Issues: This is non-interventional, Demographic, observational study in asian population. Osteoporosis common in Developing-nations. Not-a-single Center exist designated for diagnosis/treatment. No proper epidemiological, mortality/morbidity data available. In asian population Osteoporosis is diagnosed at advanced stage hence poor-prognosis. Worsened by High incidence of malnourished. Increased awareness/improved diagnosis needed to identify cases.

Aim: To study osteoporosis treatment issues by survey among 40 endocrine practitioners.

Methodology: n=40, survey questionnaire distributed among these 40 endocrine practitioners. 27 from private clinics and 13 from government hospitals. From July 2016 to April 2017 all responses evaluated and suggestions compiled.

Current therapy problems: High incidence of crude-tobacco-smoking in Asian countries increases osteoporosis-rate. Therapy restricted to supportive care, as diet-modification. Treatment drugs needs to be provided at subsidized cost to rural/tribal areas to decrease Osteoporosis related fractures mortality. Lack of diagnosis, Rx-expertise in rural/tribal india makes poor Rx-Outcome. We need national-Osteoporosis-registry, educate doctors about diagnosis/treatment to improve QOL. Treatment-cost non-affordable to majority sufferers.

Conclusion: Alternative Therapies as antioxidants gaining reputation in endocrine disorders. we patient advocates from NGO’s working in rural/tribal areas of developing-nations can collaborate with Osteoporosis-care-centers from USA-Europe for training/upgrading staff. we participants need collaboration with ESE in research-projects in resource-poor-nations. We asian-representatives need exposure to research methodologies used by European-experts in endocrinolohy. Our institute working since 2007 on health-education & Osteoporosis prevention intends to raise these issues at congress venue.

Volume 63

21st European Congress of Endocrinology

Lyon, France
18 May 2019 - 21 May 2019

European Society of Endocrinology 

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