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Featured research: Egyptian consensus on treat-to-target approach for osteoporosis: a clinical practice guideline from the Egyptian Academy of bone health and metabolic bone diseases

This study was carried out to achieve an Egyptian expert consensus on a treat-to-target management strategy for osteoporosis using Delphi technique. A scientific committee identified researchers and clinicians with expertise in osteoporosis in Egypt. Delphi process was implemented (2 rounds) to establish a consensus on 15 clinical standards: (1) concept, (2) diagnosis, (3) case identification, (4) whom to treat, (5) who should treat?, (6) case stratification and intervention thresholds, (7) falls risk, (8) investigations, (9) treatment target, (10) management, (11) optimum treatment duration, (12) monitoring, (13) drug holiday, (14) osteoporosis in men, and (15) post-fracture care and fracture liaison service.

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  1. Authors: Yasser El Miedany, Mohammed Hassan Abu-Zaid, Maha El Gaafary, Mona Mansour Hasab El Naby, Nihal Fathi, Heba Gamal Saber, Waleed Hassan, Mervat Eissa, Nevine Mohannad, Henaz Khaled, Mohamed Mortada, Samah Ismail Nasef, Salwa Galal, Rasha Ghaleb, Samar Abd Alhamed Tabra, Sally S. Mohamed…

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About the Editors

New Content ItemProfessor Dr Mona Mansour, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Dr Mona Mansour Hasab El Naby is a Professor of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation at Ain Shams University, where she has been involved in the supervision of several MSc and MD theses. She is also a Rheumatology Consultant practising at Ain Shams University Hospitals and has a special interest in rehabilitation and musculoskeletal ultrasonography. In her role as a university professor she has developed a keen interest to support and share the scientific work in this subject area which is demonstrated by her role as Editor-in-Chief of Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. Dr Mansour is passionately committed to developing the journal so that it becomes a well-recognized publication which produces scientific content on all aspect of the musculoskeletal system and publishes the latest developments in the field.

New Content ItemProfessor Dr Sahar Ganeb, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Dr Sahar Ganeb is a Professor and Senior Consultant of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Medicine at Benha University where she specialises in clinical and research activities. As a university professor she has supervised and discussed more than 40 MD and MSc theses and essays and has participated in numerous conferences. Dr Ganeb is also the author of several publications on rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation issues.

Aims and scope

Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation is an open access journal that publishes research articles, review articles and case reports in the field of adult and pediatric rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions. The journal publishes articles on topics such as diagnostic modalities, laboratory and imaging and therapy including rehabilitation approach focusing on restoration of function and quality of life to those with physical impairments. The journal will appeal to professional practitioners who specialize in rheumatology and rehabilitation and those with an interest in clinical studies.

About the Society

Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation is the official journal of the Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Society. The society was founded by Professor Dr Hatem Al Ebiary (the former Head of Physical Medicine and Rheumatology at Ain Shams University in Egypt) and registered by the Ministry of Social Solidarity, Egypt (No. 7308, 2008).

The society is an active member and is the African representative in the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). It is also an active member of the Mediterranean Society of PMR and the Arab Society of PRM.

The society has more than 1,000 physiatrists and rheumatologists’ members, and it offers educational training courses and workshops and holds a yearly conference that invites international speakers as well. The society is also responsible for training of physiatrists of the comprehensive health Insurance for advanced skills and continuous medical education.

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  • Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation is affiliated with Egyptian Society of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

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