Fracture Risk

New Assessment Tool Predicts Pediatric Fracture Risk

New Assessment Tool Predicts Pediatric Fracture Risk

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A new bone assessment evaluates fracture risk in children.

Vitamin B Did Not Affect Fracture Risk in Women at High CV Risk

Vitamin B Did Not Affect Fracture Risk in Women at High CV Risk

Daily B vitamins and folic acid do not affect fracture risk in women with preexisting CV disease.

Fractures in Young Adults Primarily Caused by Severe Trauma

Fractures in Young Adults Primarily Caused by Severe Trauma

In young adults, fractures are mainly caused by severe trauma.

Tuberculosis Increases Osteoporosis, Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Tuberculosis Increases Osteoporosis, Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

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Patients with a history of tuberculosis are at higher risk for developing osteoporosis or osteoporotic fractures.

Hypophosphatasia Associated With Significant Fracture Burden and Psychological Comorbidities

Hypophosphatasia Associated With Significant Fracture Burden and Psychological Comorbidities

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Study used the University of Utah Health Care electronic health record (EHR) database, which contained data from 1.6 million patients.

Testosterone Treatment Increases Bone Mineral Density and Strength in Older Men

Testosterone Treatment Increases Bone Mineral Density and Strength in Older Men

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Testosterone treatments help improve volumetric bone mineral density and bone strength in elderly men with low testosterone.

Predicting Vertebral Fracture Risk After Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday

Predicting Vertebral Fracture Risk After Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday

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Study examines the predictive value for vertebral fractures of bone mineral density and bone turnover markers after a 5-year drug holiday.

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday Increases Fracture Risk

Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday Increases Fracture Risk

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A retrospective study examined the risk of developing fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who discontinued bisphosphonate therapy.

Fractures in Older Men Predicted by Low DHEAS Serum Levels

Fractures in Older Men Predicted by Low DHEAS Serum Levels

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Low serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA, and it's sulfate (DHEAS) in older men are markers for osteoporotic fracture risk, researchers say.

Gout Associated With Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Women

Gout Associated With Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Women

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Prospective study examines women with a history of gout and risk of hip and wrist fractures.

High-Inflammation Diets May Increase Fracture Risk in Women

High-Inflammation Diets May Increase Fracture Risk in Women

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High-inflammation diets were associated with greater bone density loss in a recent observational study.

Smartphone Teleradiology Reliable in Diagnosing Thoracolumbar Fractures

Smartphone Teleradiology Reliable in Diagnosing Thoracolumbar Fractures

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Smartphone-based teleradiology may potentially be used for consultations with specialists to increase access to care.

Alzheimer's Disease Identified as Risk Factor for Major Hip Fracture

Alzheimer's Disease Identified as Risk Factor for Major Hip Fracture

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Cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, hip and knee replacements, and both behavioral and mental disorders were also more common in the AD cohort.

Less Frequent Bisphosphonate Dosing Does Not Increase Fracture Risk in Bone Metastases

Less Frequent Bisphosphonate Dosing Does Not Increase Fracture Risk in Bone Metastases

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Less frequent dosing with zoledronic acid does not increase fracture risk in patients with bone metastases.

Diabetes-Associated Hip Fracture Attenuated With Competing Risk of Death

Diabetes-Associated Hip Fracture Attenuated With Competing Risk of Death

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The risk of hip fracture with diabetes was attenuated after allowing for the competing risk of death.

Fracture Risk With Long-term DPP4-Inhibitor Use Quantified

Fracture Risk With Long-term DPP4-Inhibitor Use Quantified

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Continuous long-term dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor use was not found to be associated with risk of any, osteoporotic, or hip fracture.

Long-term Effects of Thiazide Diuretics on Fracture Risk

Long-term Effects of Thiazide Diuretics on Fracture Risk

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Posthoc analysis of randomized clinical trial data confirms the association between thiazide use for hypertension and a decreased risk of hospitalization for fracture.

Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk With Heavy Cannabis Use

Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk With Heavy Cannabis Use

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Heavy cannabis use is associated with low bone mineral density, high bone turnover, and an increased risk of fracture.

Nurse-Led Fracture Liason Service Cost-Effective for Geriatric Hip Fx Care

Nurse-Led Fracture Liason Service Cost-Effective for Geriatric Hip Fx Care

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The cost-effectiveness of orthogeriatric and nurse-led fracture liaison service was evaluated for post-hip fracture care.

Meta-analysis Quantifies Fracture Risk Reduction With Calcium, Vit D

Meta-analysis Quantifies Fracture Risk Reduction With Calcium, Vit D

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A modest reduction in risk for fracture was noted with calcium plus vitamin D supplements, but the effect on cardiovascular outcomes was unclear.

Fracture Risk With ARBs, CCBs, ACE Inhibitors Compared

Fracture Risk With ARBs, CCBs, ACE Inhibitors Compared

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The use of ARBs was associated with lower incidence of non-vertebral fractures than ACE inhibitors or CCBs.

New PTHrP Analog Reduces Postmenopausal Vertebral Fx

New PTHrP Analog Reduces Postmenopausal Vertebral Fx

Abaloparatide reduced risk of vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis over 18 months compared to placebo.

FRAX May Overestimate Fracture Risk in RA Patients

FRAX May Overestimate Fracture Risk in RA Patients

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an overestimated risk of fracture when measured with the United Kingdom Fracture Risk Assessment Tool compared with the general population.

Advanced Glycation Endproducts May Decrease Bone Material Strength Indices in T2D

Advanced Glycation Endproducts May Decrease Bone Material Strength Indices in T2D

Advanced glycation endproducts were linked to reduced bone material properties in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes.

Prospective Study Identifies Dietary Deficiencies Associated With Hip Fracture Risk

Prospective Study Identifies Dietary Deficiencies Associated With Hip Fracture Risk

Daily intake of one or less servings of fruit and vegetables linked to increased risk in older adults

 PTHrP Analog Decreases Fractures Irrespective of Baseline Risk

PTHrP Analog Decreases Fractures Irrespective of Baseline Risk

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The efficacy and safety of abaloparatide was studied in a randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial evaluating fracture prevention in ambulatory, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Can a Diet Reduce Hip Fractures in Postmenopausal Women?

Can a Diet Reduce Hip Fractures in Postmenopausal Women?

Analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative found an association between the Mediterranean diet and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women.

Fractures Resulting From Osteoporosis Double Risk of Death in Older Adults

Fractures Resulting From Osteoporosis Double Risk of Death in Older Adults

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In addition to hip fractures, fractures of the spine, shoulder, wrist, or clavicle can lead to a significantly increased risk of death.

Increased Atypical Fracture Rate Associated With Bisphosphonate Treatment in Postmenopausal Asian Women

Increased Atypical Fracture Rate Associated With Bisphosphonate Treatment in Postmenopausal Asian Women

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Researchers examine the association between duration of bisphosphonate treatment and risk of atypical femur fracture in postmenopausal women.

Osteoporosis Treatment with Raloxifene May Prevent Weight Loss in Aging Postmenopausal Women

Osteoporosis Treatment with Raloxifene May Prevent Weight Loss in Aging Postmenopausal Women

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Osteoporosis treatment has been found to preserve body weight and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.

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