ea0041gp39 | Bone & Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016
, Pantazi Eleni
, Skioti Ourania
, Tzanavari Aikaterini
, Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia
Introduction: Osteoporosis is a chronic and dangerous disease, as it may be silent and may express itself with a sudden catastrophic event, such as a fracture. Treatment of osteoporosis demands the use of potent pharmaceutical agents with long lasting effects. In particular, bisphosphonates, such as ibandronate, may be used. It has become evident that chronic treatment with anti-osteoporotic agents may reverse the course of the disease, patients having normal bone mineral dens...