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Osteoporosis Therapeutic Spotlight

In Focus: Osteoporosis eBook

Nov 06, 2020

Focus on OsteoporosisV3.indd   Featuring Articles... H. pylori Infection Increases Risk of Osteoporosis Ankle Fracture as a Predictor of Osteoporosis Low Bone Marrow Associated with Lar...

ASBMR 2020: Vitamin D May Worsen BMD in Women, Not Men

Sep 24, 2020

Three years of high-dose vitamin D supplementation (400 IU, 4000 IU, 10,000 IU) in healthy vitamin D-sufficient individuals aged 55 to 70 years, resulted in a negative dose-response relationship for b...

AACE Releases 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Sep 11, 2020

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis - 2...

Large-Scale Study Finds H. pylori Infection Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

Sep 11, 2020

Women with H. pylori infection were more likely to be older and have a higher body mass index (BMI) than those without H. pylori infection. Women with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection ar...

Ankle Fracture as a Predictor of Osteoporosis

Sep 03, 2020

Evidence indicates that ankle fractures are becoming increasingly more common among older people, presenting a significant burden to the US healthcare system, with annual costs exceeding $17 billion f...

Odanacatib for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Aug 31, 2020

Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by the loss of too much bone from the body after menopause. Odanacatib is a cathepsin K inhibitor that reduces bone resorption and maintains...

Distinguishing PHPT- from Estrogen Withdrawal-Related Osteoporosis

Aug 10, 2020

“Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT)-related osteoporosis is one of the most frequent causes of secondary osteoporosis, and it frequently occurs in postmenopausal women, with a prevalence of up to 1%...

Low Bone Marrow Associated with Larger Muscle Fat Areas

Aug 10, 2020

While previous studies have shown bone and muscle to interact, little is known regarding the role of fat within bone and muscle, explains Andy Kin On Wong, PhD. Dr. Wong and colleagues hypothesized th...

Considering Osteoporosis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 08, 2020

In these unprecedented times, the changes in the model of healthcare towards chronic disease may be here to stay. Individuals with chronic conditions, such as frail older and immune-compromised peop...

Denosumab Improves Bone Density in RA/Osteoporosis Dual Dx

Aug 08, 2020

Improvements apparent after 12 months. Among patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis who also fulfill the criteria for osteoporosis, treatment with denosumab appears to improve or maintain bon...

Incidence of Hip Fracture Decreased From 1970 to 2010

Aug 03, 2020

The incidence of hip fracture decreased from 1970 to 2010, with reductions in smoking and heavy drinking coincident with this decrease, according to a study published online July 27 in JAMA Internal M...

Nottingham Hip Fracture Score: Predicts Outcomes in Hospitalized Hip Fracture Patients

Aug 03, 2020

The Nottingham Hip Fracture Score (NHFS) has been developed for predicting 30-day and 1-year mortality after hip fracture. In an effort to test whether NHFS can also predict other adverse events. D...

Second BMD Measurement Not Beneficial for Identifying Hip Fracture

Aug 02, 2020

A second bone mineral density (BMD) assessment about three years after initial measurement does not improve discrimination beyond baseline BMD value alone for women who do and do not experience subseq...

Osteoporotic Fracture Treatment Considerations

Jun 02, 2020

Approaches to osteoporosis management differ between and within countries. In the UK, for example, approaches differ between those organizations that place the primary emphasis on cost-effectiveness (...

Osteoporotic Fracture Trends

May 30, 2020

Reports of Medicare data suggest that osteoporotic fracture incidence in the United States—which had been declining—is not only no longer declining, but may be on the rise, explains Setareh Aria W...