Osteoporosis

Fast Facts on Vitamin D, Calcium and Fracture

February 07, 2020

In this slideshow we highlight some key facts about the use of supplements to prevent fracture in women and men over the age of 50. Existing treatment guildelines recommend a combination approach with vitamin D and calcium, but some clinical trials are not entirely in agreement. Learn more in this slideshow.

Vitamin D, Calcium Combo Daily May Prevent Fractures

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.

High-Dose Statins Increase Osteoporosis Risk

November 01, 2019

The diagnosis of osteoporosis in statin-treated patients is dose-dependent, say researchers writing in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases last month.

3 Key Messages You Shouldn't Forget When Treating Fracture Patients

October 11, 2019

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has developed a set of treatment recommendations for the prevention of secondary fracture in patients 65 years and older who have had a hip or vertebral fracture. There are 13 recommendations. In this slideshow, we highlight the recommendations beginning with improved doctor-patient communication.

ASBMR Issues New Recommendations for Preventing Secondary Fractures

October 10, 2019

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has developed clinical recommendations for the prevention of secondary fractures for patients aged 65 years and older after an initial hip or vertebral fracture. The recommendations were published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research last month.

Prevalence of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures is Alarmingly High

October 04, 2019

The clinical burden of fracture on Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries is significant, with patients continuing to experience additional fractures at high rates. The survival after a subsequent fracture is approximately 180 days, shows a report issued in August by the National Osteoporosis Foundation

Alendronate Shows Promise as Maintenance Therapy for Osteoporosis

September 24, 2019

The bisphosphonate alendronate (Binosto and Fosamax) can effectively maintain the gains in bone mineral density achieved with a year-long course of denosumab treatment in 91 percent of 126 patients who participated in a randomized clinical trial presented this week at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting in Orlando.

Warfarin May Heighten Risk of Osteoporosis in Afib Patients

September 24, 2019

Patients with atrial fibrillation are commonly prescribed oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention, but in older patients at risk for osteoporosis, treatment with blood thinners may heighten osteoporosis risk, according to a study presented this week at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting in Orlando.

Cost of Osteoporosis Treatment Rises 118 Percent

September 24, 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.

New Osteoporosis Guidelines Support Multi-Disciplinary Treatment

September 23, 2019

Bone fracture patients should be managed by a multi-disciplinary clinical team that includes case management to ensure that patients are being properly and fully evaluated and treated for osteoporosis and the risk of future fractures, according to clinical recommendations issued on Friday by the a international group of experts speaking at the annual American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) meeting that took place over the weekend in Orlando.

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