Test your skills about the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in this brief quiz offered by Nancy Lane MD.
Women with higher uric acid levels around and after menopause show less bone loss. What could this mean?
Recent years have witnessed tremendous advances in the field of orthopedic surgery, particularly in total joint arthroplasty.
(AUDIO) Data from a long-term prospective study reveal that, for many older women, the pace of bone mass deterioration takes place on the scale of decades, not single years. Here, the lead author of the study describes how to interpret the results to choose the date for your own patient's next bone-density test.
What to say when patients ask whether drinking beer can really protect them against osteoporosis.
Areal bone mineral density is lower in women who have a history of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). In later life, these patients may be at risk for osteoporosis complications, including fragility fractures.
The first detailed comparison of thoracic vertebrae between humans and other primates shows that humans are set up by nature to have vertical fractures.
A consensus group of primary care physicians has found that ordering images for low back pain and DXA scans for women younger than 65 are top contributors to the high cost of medical care.
A carefully designed prospective study finds the overall risk of dying after hip fracture greatest among women in their later 60s. But for the healthiest women over age 80, the first 3 months are perilous.
A drug used by women with osteoporosis has been approved to prevent fractures in cancer patients treated with hormones. But recent studies show that silent fractures often exist even before the hormone therapy starts.