February 6th 2023
The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted the Biologics License Application (BLA) for a proposed biosimilar of denosumab (Prolia and Xgeva; Amgen) for treatment of various conditions.
September 13th 2022
December 30th 2020
Radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry for diagnosing osteoporosisDecember 22nd 2020
A European multicenter clinical study that evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry (REMS) for osteoporosis has concluded that both REMS sensitivity and specificity are over 90%, when using the current clinical reference technology of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).
Impact of blood flow restriction on bone markers during resistance trainingDecember 17th 2020
A 12-week course of low-intensity resistance training in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteopenia was found safe and an effective method to improve muscle strength, bone formation markers and balance, according to a study in the Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness.
Vitamin K’s impact on bone mineral density and osteoporosis shows mixed resultsNovember 19th 2020
A literature review has concluded that, although some studies find that vitamin K might increase bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk in people with osteoporosis, the potential benefits of vitamin K supplements are not sufficiently supported.
Low BMD linked to periodontitis in perimenopausal womenAugust 10th 2020
A prospective study of generally healthy perimenopausal women has concluded that low bone mineral density (BMD) is significantly linked with periodontal disease in women over 58 years old, and independent of tobacco consumption or oral hygiene.
Effects of isoflavones on BMD in postmenopausal womenJune 26th 2020
Isoflavones significantly improve bone mineral density (BMD) and are safe in postmenopausal women, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 63 randomized controlled trials involving 6,427 postmenopausal women.
Impact of exercise on bone mass with caloric restrictionJune 2nd 2020
Physical training can preserve and even significantly bolster the bone mass of the hip and femoral neck in individuals under caloric restriction, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.
Patient performance indicators to measure effectiveness of fracture liaison servicesMay 12th 2020
Nearly a dozen patient-level key performance indicators (KPIs) for fracture liaison services (FLSs) to guide quality improvement have been selected by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Capture the Fracture campaign, in collaboration with the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).
Social inequalities impose negative impact in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome and osteoporosisMay 12th 2020
Social inequalities profoundly impact South Korean postmenopausal women who have metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis, according to a cross-sectional study in the journal Menopause.
Joint statement on menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis after gynecological cancerMarch 17th 2020
Because all gynecological cancers are not the same, women surviving gynecological cancer should be able to access individualized therapies, according to the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS).
Soft drink consumption and osteoporotic fracturesNovember 8th 2019
A prospective study published in Menopause has found that postmenopausal women who consume the equivalent of more than two 12-oz servings of soft drinks per day are at a significantly higher risk of hip fracture than postmenopausal women who drink less than one serving a day.
Imaging technique validated to evaluate bone marrow changesNovember 8th 2019
The diagnostic capability of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) to assess vertebral marrow changes in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis has been confirmed by a prospective study published in La radiologia medica and it may be a safer alternative to DEXA.