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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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Denosumab Increases Bone Mineral Density in Women With Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Denosumab Increases Bone Mineral Density in Women With Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Treatment with denosumab may increase bone mineral density in older women with primary hyperparathyroidism-related osteoporosis.

Alogliptin May Be Associated With Lower Fracture Risk Compared With Linagliptin, Saxagliptin

Alogliptin May Be Associated With Lower Fracture Risk Compared With Linagliptin, Saxagliptin

Seventy-five randomized controlled trials were included in a meta-analysis comparing DDP-4 inhibitors with placebo and other diabetes medications.

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

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

Physical Activity Not Associated With Reduced Frailty Risk Among Sedentary, Older Adults

Physical Activity Not Associated With Reduced Frailty Risk Among Sedentary, Older Adults

Among older adults with functional limitations, a long-term physical activity program was not associated with reduced frailty risk.

Hip Fracture Risk Reduced With Certain Dairy Products, Fruits, Vegetables

Hip Fracture Risk Reduced With Certain Dairy Products, Fruits, Vegetables

Lower rates for hip fractures in women are linked to high intake of fermented milk products, along with fruits and vegetables.

Assessment of Risk for Venous Thromboembolism With Osteoporosis-Prevention Agents

Assessment of Risk for Venous Thromboembolism With Osteoporosis-Prevention Agents

The risk for venous thromboembolism among strontium ranelate, denosumab, teriparatide, alendronate, and other bisphosphonates was evaluated by investigators.

Delayed Hip Fracture Surgery Linked to Higher Mortality and Complications

Delayed Hip Fracture Surgery Linked to Higher Mortality and Complications

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.

Tocilizumab Reduces Bone Loss in ACPA-Positive Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab Reduces Bone Loss in ACPA-Positive Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab treatment for 2 years was shown to reduce levels of bone loss in patients with ACPA-positive RA.

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

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

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

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

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