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Call to Action Issued to Address Ongoing Osteoporosis Treatment Crisis

Call to Action Issued to Address Ongoing Osteoporosis Treatment Crisis

Kenneth Saag, MD, president of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), co-chair of the National Bone Health Alliance, and Rheumatology Advisor advisory board member, reports on the recent changes that have led to the current state of osteoporosis treatment in the US.

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Fractures in Older Men Predicted by Low DHEAS Serum Levels

Fractures in Older Men Predicted by Low DHEAS Serum Levels

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

Bone Metabolism Risks Associated With Tenofovir for Hepatitis B Infection

Bone Metabolism Risks Associated With Tenofovir for Hepatitis B Infection

Long-term tenofovir treatment for hepatitis B infection is linked with abnormal phosphorus metabolism in a recent study.

Osteoporosis Fractures Are More Often Fatal for Men

Osteoporosis Fractures Are More Often Fatal for Men

Study analyzed data on 1.6 million Americans with osteoporosis aged 65 and older.

Majority of Hip Fracture Patients Do Not Take Vitamin D Consistently

Majority of Hip Fracture Patients Do Not Take Vitamin D Consistently

Data comes from a multicenter randomized trial involving 1,111 femoral neck fracture patients who took vitamin D after surgery.

Intensive Bisphosphonate Treatment in Paget's Disease Lacks Clinical Benefit

Intensive Bisphosphonate Treatment in Paget's Disease Lacks Clinical Benefit

Study co-investigator says most recent clinical practice guidelines provide treatment recommendation that is "not based on the evidence" but instead represents "unsubstantiated opinion."

Osteoporosis Recommendations Alter Bisphosphonate Treatment Trends

Osteoporosis Recommendations Alter Bisphosphonate Treatment Trends

Bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis among women older than 65 goes up after 2008 recommendations.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events After Fragility Fracture

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events After Fragility Fracture

Study investigators suggest clinicians consider more aggressive preventive therapy for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have experienced a fragility fracture.

New Screening Method for Osteoporosis Therapy Adherence

New Screening Method for Osteoporosis Therapy Adherence

The International Osteoporosis Foundation and European Calcified Tissue Society Working Group proposed a screening strategy measuring certain bone turnover markers in patients who have initiated oral bisphosphonate therapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way to identify low adherence.

High-Inflammation Diets May Increase Fracture Risk in Women

High-Inflammation Diets May Increase Fracture Risk in Women

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

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Osteoporosis and CVD Risks

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Osteoporosis and CVD Risks

Research shows that younger survivors are at increased risk of serious long-term health conditions resulting from thyroid cancer treatments.

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