FRAX and its applications to clinical practice.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
Bone (Impact Factor: 4.46). 03/2009; 44(5):734-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2009.01.373
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