Osteoporosis

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopause

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopause

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Bone mineral density was statistically different from baseline after 24 months.

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Via Bone Ultrasonography

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Via Bone Ultrasonography

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Bone ultrasonography was able to detect tenofovir-induced bone loss in patients with HIV.

Prolonged Hypocalcemia Induced by Denosumab: A Case Study

Prolonged Hypocalcemia Induced by Denosumab: A Case Study

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Case study of an 83-year-old male patient who developed severe hypocalcemia induced by denosumab.

Cadmium Exposure Through Diet Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

Cadmium Exposure Through Diet Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

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This study shows that populations exposed to more cadmium in their diet were at a disproportionately increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

Low Level of Physical Activity May Cut Fracture Risk

Low Level of Physical Activity May Cut Fracture Risk

There was a lower rate of fracture for individuals who walked or bicycled less than 20 minutes/day vs hardly ever.

Testosterone Treatment Increases Bone Density, Strength in Older Men

Testosterone Treatment Increases Bone Density, Strength in Older Men

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Testosterone replacement therapy may help improve bone mineral density and strength in older men.

Osteoporosis Treatment Receives Updated Guidelines From ACP

Osteoporosis Treatment Receives Updated Guidelines From ACP

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The American College of Physicians has updated its 2008 guidelines on treating low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures.

Updated UK Clinical Guidelines for Osteoporosis Emphasize Risk Assessment and Prevention

Updated UK Clinical Guidelines for Osteoporosis Emphasize Risk Assessment and Prevention

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The UK National Osteoporosis Guideline Group released updated guidelines for the prevention of fragility fracture in postmenopausal women and in men aged 50 years or older.

Less Frequent Bisphosphonate in Bone Metastases May Not Increase Fracture Risk

Less Frequent Bisphosphonate in Bone Metastases May Not Increase Fracture Risk

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

Osteoporosis Tx Increases Survival in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

Osteoporosis Tx Increases Survival in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

There was improved event-free survival and distant disease-free survival among postmenopausal breast cancer patients.

Fracture Risk Linked to Psychotropic Medication Use

Fracture Risk Linked to Psychotropic Medication Use

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Hip fracture and risk of major osteoporotic fracture were associated with psychotropic medication use.

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.

Low Hip BMD Associated With Higher HF Risk in Certain Patient Subgroups

Low Hip BMD Associated With Higher HF Risk in Certain Patient Subgroups

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Total hip BMD was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

Should DXA-Assessed Visceral, Central Adiposity Be Included in ASCVD Risk Assessment Algorithms?

Should DXA-Assessed Visceral, Central Adiposity Be Included in ASCVD Risk Assessment Algorithms?

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Neither DXA-visceral adipose tissue nor android-gynoid fat mass ratios were associated with atherosclerotic CVD events.

DXA Not Useful for Workup of Vertebral Compression Deformities With Normal BMD

DXA Not Useful for Workup of Vertebral Compression Deformities With Normal BMD

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Researchers compared the efficacy of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry with lateral x-ray in assessing vertebral fractures.

Should Trabecular Bone Score Be Used to Predict Fragility Fracture Risk in T1D?

Should Trabecular Bone Score Be Used to Predict Fragility Fracture Risk in T1D?

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Fragility fracture risk increased with age and decreased with higher BMD in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Leg Positioning During Lumbar DXA Does Not Impact Trabecular Bone Scores

Leg Positioning During Lumbar DXA Does Not Impact Trabecular Bone Scores

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Researchers evaluated trabecular bone scores in 114 women during either "legs up" or "legs down" dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scans.

Remote Osteoporosis Specialist Mentoring Program Improves Physician Self-Confidence

Remote Osteoporosis Specialist Mentoring Program Improves Physician Self-Confidence

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The Bone Health TeleECHO Clinic helps mentor healthcare professionals and improves osteoporosis care in underserved communities.

DXA for Pediatric Bone Age Assessment Yields Similar Results vs Traditional Radiography

DXA for Pediatric Bone Age Assessment Yields Similar Results vs Traditional Radiography

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Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for bone age assessment complements traditional radiologic assessment.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/14/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/14/17

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This week, a phase III trial for investigational drug voclosporin for lupus nephritis treatment was approved, prolonged insomnia may lead to less robust bone formation — causing osteoporosis and bone fractures — and researchers found that women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol daily have a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythmatosus.

Postmenopause Osteoporosis Drug Denosumab Demonstrates Long-term Safety

Postmenopause Osteoporosis Drug Denosumab Demonstrates Long-term Safety

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Three-year fracture study examines the effects of osteoporosis drug denosumab on fractures, bone mineral density, and bone turnover markers in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Anti-fracture Therapy Prevents Bone Loss in Women After Critical Illness

Anti-fracture Therapy Prevents Bone Loss in Women After Critical Illness

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Prospective observational cohort study examines association between post-ICU administration of anti-fracture therapy or glucocorticoids and longitudinal changes in bone mineral density.

Bone and Basal Metabolism Linked to Vitamin D Levels

Bone and Basal Metabolism Linked to Vitamin D Levels

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For postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the correlation between bone and basal metabolism depends on serum 25-hyroxyvitamin D levels.

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.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/7/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/7/17

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WCO 2017, FDA grants Rituxan Breakthrough Therapy status, and a close-up of pediatric Sjögren's syndrome highlight this week's The Handoff.

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.

Osteoporosis Care After Hip Fracture Underused by Older Women

Osteoporosis Care After Hip Fracture Underused by Older Women

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Observational study examines use of osteoporosis-related assessments and treatment in women who experienced their first hip fracture.

Utility of Trabecular Bone Score in Assessing Bone Quality in Type 2 Diabetes

Utility of Trabecular Bone Score in Assessing Bone Quality in Type 2 Diabetes

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The trabecular bone score may provides an acute, albeit indirect, measurement of bone quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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.

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