Osteoporosis

 

FRAX Score Improves Secondary Fracture Prevention

August 23, 2020

New analysis suggests use of FRAX score could improve the secondary prevention of fractures in patients with osteoporosis.

Hormone Therapy Decreases Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

August 21, 2020

Data from the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy trials presented at WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2020 details the reduced risk of fracture seen with hormone therapy in postmenopausal women.

Anorexia During Adolescence Linked to Stunted Growth in Females

August 20, 2020

An analysis of female adolescents admitted for anorexia nervosa found the condition could be linked to stunted growth.

Increased High-Intensity Activity Early in Life Could Decrease Osteoporosis Risk

August 18, 2020

An analysis of physical activity from ages of 12-16 with bone mineral density at 25 years of age sheds light on the impact of increased high-intensity physical activity.

Combination Therapy with SGLT2s and Metformin Does Not Increase Fracture Risk

August 15, 2020

An analysis of 25 trials indicates SGLT2s and metformin did not increase fracture risk and did not negatively impact bone mineral density among type 2 diabetics.

Three-Year Bone Density Follow-ups Do Not Increase Risk Prediction Accuracy

July 30, 2020

New data suggests bone density measurement follow-ups within 3 years of baseline assessment are unnecessary and a potential misuse of resources.

NSAID Use Does Not Hinder Fracture Healing Ability, Study Finds

July 25, 2020

New data is debunking the idea use of NSAIDs slow bone fracture healing in children.

Novel Genetic Score Could Reduce Unneccessary Fracture Risk Screenings

July 22, 2020

A novel polygenic risk score could help identify patients at a low-risk of fracture from osteoporosis or fragility without need for additional screenings.

Cardiac CT Exams Effective For Assessing Osteoporosis

July 14, 2020

This article originally appeared on DiagnosticImaging.com

New Analysis Strengthens Cardiovascular Safety Profile of Abaloparatide

July 14, 2020

A new analysis is strengthening the safety profile of abaloparatide (Tymlos) in postmenopausal women to prevent risk of fracture.

DOACs Tied to Lower Osteoporotic Fracture Risk than Warfarin

July 13, 2020

A new analysis suggests DOAC use was associated with a lower risk of osteoporotic fracture than warfarin.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of CVD, Schizophrenia, Other Conditions

July 07, 2020

A new analysis of more than 100k type 2 diabetics from the UK is shedding light on prevalence of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular comorbidities versus nondiabetics.

Survey Finds Bone Density Scanning Centers Fall Short

May 20, 2020

According to a global study carried out at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU, University of Southampton.) in collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), the quality of bone density scanning centers is highly inconsistent and needs to be improved.

New Study Contradicts Discredited Research on the Benefits of Organic Nitrates for Bone Health

May 06, 2020

Organic nitrates do not have clinically relevant effects on bone mineral density or bone turnover in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Vitamin D-Calcium Combo Daily May Prevent Factures

February 05, 2020

Neither intermittent nor daily dosing of vitamin D alone was associated with reduced risk of fracture, but daily supplementation with both vitamin D and calcium showed promise in a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.

Probiotics Protect Against Lumbar Spine Bone Loss in Early Menopause

January 28, 2020

Probiotic supplementation using a mix of three Lactobacillus strains naturally occurring in the human gut microbiota protects against lumbar spine bone loss in healthy, early postmenopausal women, say researchers recently writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.

Cost of Osteoporosis Treatment Rises 118 Percent

September 25, 2019

The cost of treating osteoporosis in the United states has risen 118 percent over the last 19 years, shows an analysis presented this week at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting in Orlando.

12 Recommendations for Osteoporosis Treatment

April 23, 2019

Shared decision making should be employed in deciding on the best course of treatment for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, experts say. In this slideshow, we highlight some of the key recommendations for diagnosing osteoporosis and assessing fracture risk in postmenopausal women.

Additional Bone Traits Beyond BMD Help Assess Fracture Risk

January 07, 2019

Which additional bone traits, besides bone mineral density, can be used to determine fracture risk? Authors of a new study sought to find out.

No Need to Routinely Screen Osteoporosis Patients for Celiac Disease

November 26, 2018

Contrary to current guideline recommendations, a new review argues against routine coeliac disease screening for osteoporosis patients.