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Worsening Diabetes Despite Improved Osteoporosis

Worsening Diabetes Despite Improved Osteoporosis

An older women with type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis experienced improvements with one condition at the expense of the other.

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Long-Term Safety of Denosumab in Postmenopausal Osteoperosis

Long-Term Safety of Denosumab in Postmenopausal Osteoperosis

The most common adverse events associated with long-term denosumab use were back, musculoskeletal, or extremity pain, hypercholesterolemia, and cystis.

Osteoporosis Care Quality Most Consistently Predicted By Primary Care

Osteoporosis Care Quality Most Consistently Predicted By Primary Care

The most important predictor for use of osteoporosis care was receiving primary care services within 6 months following hip fracture.

Is Normal Basal Bone Metabolism Vitamin D-Dependent in Postmenopausal Women With T2D?

Is Normal Basal Bone Metabolism Vitamin D-Dependent in Postmenopausal Women With T2D?

Findings in postmenopausal women with T2DM; correlations prominent in those with higher 25(OH)D

Is DXA Required to Diagnose Vertebral Fracture in Patients With Low BMD?

Is DXA Required to Diagnose Vertebral Fracture in Patients With Low BMD?

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

Accuracy of Trabecular Bone Score to Assess Fragility Fracture Risk in T1D

Accuracy of Trabecular Bone Score to Assess Fragility Fracture Risk in T1D

Fragility fracture risk increased with older age and decreased with higher bone mineral density in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Bone Age in Children as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray and Radiography

Bone Age in Children as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray and Radiography

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

Leg Positioning During Lumbar Spine DXA

Leg Positioning During Lumbar Spine DXA

Researchers evaluated trabecular bone scores in more than 100 women during either "legs up" or "legs down" dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scans.

DXA-Visceral Adipose Tissue Measurements in Atherosclerotic CVD Risk Assessment

DXA-Visceral Adipose Tissue Measurements in Atherosclerotic CVD Risk Assessment

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

TeleECHO Clinic Improves Physician Confidence in Osteoporosis Care

TeleECHO Clinic Improves Physician Confidence in Osteoporosis Care

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

Heart Failure Risk Varies With Bone Density and Race

Heart Failure Risk Varies With Bone Density and Race

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

Testosterone Increases Lumbar Spine Volumetric Trabecular BMD in Older Men

Testosterone Increases Lumbar Spine Volumetric Trabecular BMD in Older Men

Testosterone treatment improved both bone mineral density and strength in older men.

How Does Antenatal Betamethasone Exposure Affect Pediatric Bone Mass?

How Does Antenatal Betamethasone Exposure Affect Pediatric Bone Mass?

The effects of repeat doses of antenatal betamethasone were assessed in 185 eligible pediatric patients.

Anti-fracture Therapy Effectively Prevents Bone Loss in Women Post-Critical Illness

Anti-fracture Therapy Effectively Prevents Bone Loss in Women Post-Critical Illness

Researchers found that female patients recovering from critical illness respond better to anti-fracture therapy for bone mineral density loss prevention compared with men.

Significant Fracture Burden, Psychological Comorbidities Associated With Hypophosphatasia

Significant Fracture Burden, Psychological Comorbidities Associated With Hypophosphatasia

Disease burden associated with hypophosphatasia was analyzed in a population of patients utilizing electronic medical records.

Do Bone Turnover Markers Predict Vertebral Fracture Risk Post-Alendronate Discontinuation?

Do Bone Turnover Markers Predict Vertebral Fracture Risk Post-Alendronate Discontinuation?

Study examines the predictive value for vertebral fractures of bone mineral density and bone turnover markers after a 5-year drug holiday.

Metabolic Bone Toxicity Possible With Certain Hepatitis Antivirals

Metabolic Bone Toxicity Possible With Certain Hepatitis Antivirals

The long-term effects of several hepatitis virus antivirals on various aspects of bone metabolism are unclear.

Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday Increases Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday Increases Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

The risk of developing fracture in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who discontinued bisphosphonate therapy was evaluated in a retrospective study.

Should Trabecular Bone Score Be Used to Assess Bone Quality in Type 2 Diabetes?

Should Trabecular Bone Score Be Used to Assess Bone Quality in Type 2 Diabetes?

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

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

Data were collected from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to examine the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hypertension.

Does Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Scores?

Does Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Scores?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were evaluated at a specialized clinic to determine the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and elevated Disease Activity Scores (DAS28).

Hepatitis B Therapy Associated With Abnormal Bone Metabolism

Hepatitis B Therapy Associated With Abnormal Bone Metabolism

Patients taking tenofovir should aim to maximize the phosphorous in their diet.

Risk of Mortality Post-Fragility Fracture Is Sex Dependent

Risk of Mortality Post-Fragility Fracture Is Sex Dependent

Ankle fractures presented similar mortality rates between men and women, while other types of fractures had higher mortality rates among men.

Nonvertebral Fracture Risk After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Nonvertebral Fracture Risk After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Researchers examined the nonvertebral fracture risk in adults with obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs adjustable gastric banding.

Older Men With Low Total, Bioavailable Testosterone at Increased Risk for Falls

Older Men With Low Total, Bioavailable Testosterone at Increased Risk for Falls

Incident falls were linked with total testosterone and bioavailable levels of testosterone after adjusting for age and prevalent falls.

Oral Bisphosphonate Prescription Trends Shifted After 2008 Recommendations

Oral Bisphosphonate Prescription Trends Shifted After 2008 Recommendations

Two distinct time trends were observed in initiation of oral bisphosphonates in women after the 2008 updated osteoporosis treatment guidelines.

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for certain types of health problems later in life.

Fracture Risk in Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis Examined

Fracture Risk in Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis Examined

Patients with psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis had an increased prevalence of osteoporosis risk factors.

FDA Clears Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosing Osteoporosis

FDA Clears Point-of-Care Device for Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Bone Index announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for the second generation Bindex device model to aid in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Bone Density Linked to Vascular Calcification in ESRD

Bone Density Linked to Vascular Calcification in ESRD

A prospective cohort study in 66 patients with end-stage renal disease was conducted to determine the link between renal and coronary heart diseases.

Alzheimer's Disease: Risk Factor for Hip Fracture

Alzheimer's Disease: Risk Factor for Hip Fracture

Cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, hip and knee replacements, and both behavioral and mental disorders were also more common in the Alzheimer's disease cohort.

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