Fracture

Fifteen Genetic Determinants of Fracture Identified

Fifteen Genetic Determinants of Fracture Identified

Fifteen genetic determinants of fracture, which are also associated with bone mineral density, have been identified.

Poststroke Statin Therapy Associated With Lower Risk for Osteoporosis, Fractures

Poststroke Statin Therapy Associated With Lower Risk for Osteoporosis, Fractures

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A variety of underlying mechanisms may be attributed to the role of statins in preventing bone-related disorders.

Lower Postoperative Mortality With Hip Fracture Surgery on Day of Admission

Lower Postoperative Mortality With Hip Fracture Surgery on Day of Admission

Postoperative mortality is lower for medically stable older patients who undergo surgery for hip fracture on the day of admission or the following day.

Genetic Screening May Predict Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk

Genetic Screening May Predict Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk

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Genetic testing may identify individuals with an increased risk for osteoporosis and bone fracture.

One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fracture Repair Within 24 Hours

One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fracture Repair Within 24 Hours

Only one-third of Canadian patients received hip fracture repair surgery within the desired 24 hours.

Decreased Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation Observed After Hip Fracture

Decreased Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation Observed After Hip Fracture

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Researchers observed a reduction in subsequent nonvertebral fracture rates in patients who initiated osteoporosis treatment.

Gout, Urate-Lowering Therapy Not Associated With Risk for Fragility Fracture

Gout, Urate-Lowering Therapy Not Associated With Risk for Fragility Fracture

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The use of urate-lowering therapy in patients with gout had neither beneficial nor adverse effects on long-term fracture risk.

Routine Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Not Associated With Fracture Reduction in Older Adults

Routine Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Not Associated With Fracture Reduction in Older Adults

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Routine vitamin D and calcium supplementation in older adults is not supported for lowering the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures.

Delayed Hip Fracture Surgery Linked to Higher Mortality and Complications

Delayed Hip Fracture Surgery Linked to Higher Mortality and Complications

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Hip fracture repair was linked to higher rates of 30-day mortality and post-operative complications when time between hospital arrival and surgery exceeded 24 hours.

Regional Nerve Block May Reduce Pain, Time to Mobilization After Hip Fracture

Regional Nerve Block May Reduce Pain, Time to Mobilization After Hip Fracture

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In patients with hip fractures, the use of a regional nerve block may provide pain relief, and decrease the risk for pneumonia.

Caffeine Intake May Increase Risk of Hip Fracture in Women

Caffeine Intake May Increase Risk of Hip Fracture in Women

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Caffeine intake among women older than 50 may have a small association with a decrease in BMD, and may increase risk of hip fractures.

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.

Outcomes of High-dose Vitamin D on Non-Vertebral Fractures and Falls

Outcomes of High-dose Vitamin D on Non-Vertebral Fractures and Falls

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Colecalciferol did not show a reduce risk for fracture or falls in middle age patients taking a monthly dose.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Osteoporosis Fractures Are More Often Fatal for Men

Osteoporosis Fractures Are More Often Fatal for Men

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events After Fragility Fracture

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events After Fragility Fracture

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

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.

Consistent Benchmarking Improves THA Pain Outcomes

Consistent Benchmarking Improves THA Pain Outcomes

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A standardized process for data analysis and internal benchmarking facilitated a reduction in pain following hip arthroplasty.

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.

Sclerostin Inhibitor Romosozumab Reduces Fracture Risk Postmenopause

Sclerostin Inhibitor Romosozumab Reduces Fracture Risk Postmenopause

At 24 months, rates of vertebral fractures were significantly lower in the romosozumab group.

Can Genetics Determine Hip Fracture Risk?

Can Genetics Determine Hip Fracture Risk?

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Investigation is underway to determine a possible genetic cause for hip fracture risk.

Does Preop Fx Risk Extend to Postop Period in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery?

Does Preop Fx Risk Extend to Postop Period in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery?

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Fracture risk appears to be site specific and changes from a pattern associated with obesity preoperatively to a pattern typical of osteoporosis postoperatively

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.

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