Alfred K Pfister
Affiliation: West Virginia University
- An approach to identify rural women aged 60 to 64 for osteoporosis treatmentAlfred K Pfister
Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston, WV, USA
South Med J 105:11-7. 2012..3% for a period of 10 years. We sought the most cost-effective approach to identify older, rural women who are eligible for osteoporosis treatment...
- The economics of fragility fractures in West VirginiaAlfred K Pfister
Department of Medicine, WV School of Medicine, Charleston, USA
W V Med J 105:10-3. 2009..We conclude that increased screening and recognition of osteoporosis by the primary care provider is a more feasible strategy to improve cost savings and fracture reduction rather than attempts to improve treatment adherence...
- Cost-effectiveness strategies to treat osteoporosis in elderly womenAlfred K Pfister
Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston 25304, USA
South Med J 99:123-31. 2006..Comparing the cost-effectiveness of various antiosteoporotic drugs has not been defined...
- A controversy: linking atypical femoral fractures to bisphosphonate therapyChristopher C Trotter
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston, WV, USA
W V Med J 107:8-13. 2011..Moreover, population studies have found this type of fracture rare and not increased in patients who have received bisphosphonate treatment. Physicians should continue to use bisphosphonate agents as a primary treatment for osteoporosis...
- Osteoporosis by forearm bone densitometry in postmenopausal women in West VirginiaAlfred K Pfister
Dept of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, USA
W V Med J 103:26-8. 2007..Clinical risk factors should be present before initiating treatment in younger postmenopausal women ages 50-64. In those women without risk factors, confirmation by central densitometry should be performed if possible...