Osteoporosis

Vitamin D deficiency leads to lower back pain

February 17, 2020

Vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with lumbar disc degeneration and low back pain among postmenopausal women, according to research from Menopause.

Fall incidence due to denosumab

February 17, 2020

A pooled analysis of fall incidence showed that denosumab may reduce the risk of falls, as well as provide established fracture risk reduction, according a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

How drug treatments impact osteoporosis and mortality rates

January 23, 2020

For patients with osteoporosis, drug treatments with bisphosphonates may not reduce overall mortality rates, according to a meta-analysis from JAMA Internal Medicine.

Comparing denosumab to bisphosphonates in renal transplant patients

January 23, 2020

Although both treatments increased lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) in a retrospective chart review, denosumab demonstrated a significantly greater effect.

Short sleep and low bone mineral density

December 02, 2019

Postmenopausal women who reported 5 hours or less of sleep per night had increased rates of low bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis, according to research from JBMR.

Quality of life and osteoporosis

December 02, 2019

New research from BMC Geriatrics reinforces the importance of pain management and exercise for osteoporotic patients. 

Soft drink consumption and osteoporotic fractures

November 08, 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 changes

November 08, 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.

Could salivary calcium be a viable option for screening osteoporosis?

October 16, 2019

Salivary calcium might be an indicator of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to a prospective study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Changes in bone density linked to reduced fracture risk

October 16, 2019

A meta-regression of published trials has concluded that larger improvements in bone mineral density (BMD) via dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) are associated with greater reductions in fracture risk.

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