ASBMR

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.

Calcium Supplementation Doesn't Improve or Hurt Cardiovascular Health

September 23, 2019

Taking calcium supplements doesn't appear to worsen cardiovascular health in healthy postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting that took place over the weekend.

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.

ASBMR 2016 Recap

September 23, 2016

Bisphosphonates, bone health and more: In this slideshow, we revisit some of the studies presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting, which took place Sept. 16-19 in Atlanta.

Romosozumab Shows Promise for Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

September 21, 2016

Treating post-menopausal osteoporosis patients with romosozumab could improve their long-term bone density, a study shows.

Low Protein and Osteoporosis in Men?

September 21, 2016

Low protein intake may be responsible for fractures in older men, according to an observational study.

Fracture Assessment Tools Underutilized, Study Shows

September 19, 2016

Using the fracture assessment tool with older, community-dwelling women can help reduce their risk of hip fracture over time, study shows.

Hip Fractures No Longer on a Downward Trend in the U.S.

September 19, 2016

Osteoporosis-related hip fractures are no longer on a downward trend in the U.S. A drop in reimbursement for a common screening technique could be to blame.

x