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IOF launches campaign against Osteoporosis in Rio de Janeiro

Campaign that begins in hospitals Rio aims to identify people who have had osteoporotic fracture

 
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International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) will launch in the Rio de Janeiro the world campaign
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International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) will launch in the Rio de Janeiro the world campaign "Capture the Fracture"

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) launched, on Friday (12) in Rio de Janeiro the world campaign "Capture the Fracture." The campaign begins to be performed in hospitals in the capital Rio, will reach all public hospitals in the country, with the aim is to identify people who have had osteoporotic fracture.

Because these people have much higher risk of having a second fracture than those, for example, who have osteoporosis and have never had a fracture before, said vice-chairman of the Diseases Osteometabolic Brazilian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SBOT) and head Service Orthopedics Hospital Federal Ipanema, Bernardo Stolnick.

The unit of the Ministry of Health has implemented a campaign two years ago, through the Program for the Prevention of refracture (PrevRefrat), considered a benchmark in the world among the excellent services that adopt the parameter. The PrevRefrat serve as a model for other hospitals in Brazil, because it adopts the line of the campaign and the philosophy of IOF.

Will be released on Friday also informative campaign SBOT regional Rio de Janeiro in all public hospitals in the state that have outpatient orthopedic or orthopedic emergency. The goal is to help people who have had fractures due to bone fragility, ie, that arises from a simple fall, the call PrevRefrat to schedule appointments and treatment. The program of the Federal Hospital Ipanema has at present 250 patients on treatment, with only five had refracture. That is, we have a refracture rate of 2%. It is probably the best rate in the world, Stolnick evaluated.

According to the expert, is already proven successful philosophy of IOF campaign regarding public management of patients who have osteoporosis. In addition to increased risk of fractures repeat calls, these patients have longer hospital stay and readmission rates, creating a social, human and financial support for all major countries.

The worst is the fracture of the femur, requiring surgery and hospitalization and has a high mortality rate. Stolnick reported that 50% of people who have had this type of event before it had any other fracture. He explained that, if intervention in patients after this first case, can be reduced between 50% and 60% the incidence of hip fractures.

Stolnick also said that there is a commitment to reduce by 20% the incidence of hip fractures in the world by 2020. The only way to do that is intervening in relation to these patients - hence the importance of launching the campaign in Brazil. The Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital Federal Ipanema helped draft the panel of practice campaign.

Data show that the IOF osteoporotic fracture occurs every three seconds in the world, corresponding to 25 thousand cases a day or 9 million per year. Stolnick added that a spinal fracture occurs every 22 seconds. One in four women after the age of 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture, and one in five men also. Only men do not seem to worry about osteoporosis. He warned that with increasing longevity of the population, there will be more people with this disability and having bone fractures. In Brazil, it is estimated that 10 million people have osteoporosis today.

The projection for 2050 is that there will be a hip fracture in South America every 72 seconds based on population growth and increased longevity. So, it is imperative that you reduce the number of fractures. And the best, most effective and cheapest is to intervene in relation to patients who have had osteoporotic fracture. This is the basis of the campaign, reiterated.

With information from the Agency Brazil

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