Bone Metabolism

Ertugliflozin Plus Metformin Improves Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Ertugliflozin Plus Metformin Improves Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

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A randomized double-blind trial examined the safety and efficacy of ertugliflozin plus metformin for inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes.

Sleeping Pills and Fracture Risk: Is There A Link?

Sleeping Pills and Fracture Risk: Is There A Link?

A 2.5 times higher fracture risk was noted among elderly patients taking sleeping pills.

Fracture Risk Decreases, Bone Mineral Density Increases With Long-Term Denosumab

Fracture Risk Decreases, Bone Mineral Density Increases With Long-Term Denosumab

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Long-term denosumab increased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad includes low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone density.

Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Older Men

Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Older Men

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After 1 year of therapy, men who underwent testosterone therapy experienced improvement in bone mineral density and mood.

ACP: Updated Osteoporosis Treatment Guidelines

ACP: Updated Osteoporosis Treatment Guidelines

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An update to the 2008 ACP osteoporosis treatment guidelines focuses on treating low bone density and osteoporosis in an effort to prevent fractures.

Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk Elevated With Tuberculosis

Osteoporosis, Fracture Risk Elevated With Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis was identified as an independent risk factor associated with incident osteoporosis.

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Fracture Risk

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Fracture Risk

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Women who had taken oral contraceptives for more than 5 years had the lowest risk for fracture.

Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men

Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men

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A review of osteoporosis diagnosis, treatment, and management in both men and women.

Does Aerobic-Resistance Exercise Benefit Seniors With Obesity?

Does Aerobic-Resistance Exercise Benefit Seniors With Obesity?

At 6 months of exercise intervention, physical performance test scores increased 21% in the combination exercise group, while scores in the control group remained largely the same.

Benefits of Osteoporosis Pharmacotherapy Misunderstood Among Older Women

Benefits of Osteoporosis Pharmacotherapy Misunderstood Among Older Women

Eighty-four percent of survey respondents did not undergo osteoporosis pharmacotherapy following an osteoporosis-related fracture.

FDA Approves Abaloparatide for Fragility Fracture in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

FDA Approves Abaloparatide for Fragility Fracture in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

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Tymlos approval was based on the results of the ACTIVE and ACTIVExtension trials.

Denosumab-induced Prolonged Hypocalcemia: A Case Study

Denosumab-induced Prolonged Hypocalcemia: A Case Study

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Investigators examined an 83-year-old male patient who developed severe hypocalcemia induced by denosumab.

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women

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After 24 months, bone mineral density was statistically different from baseline.

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Using Bone Ultrasonography

HIV-Induced Osteoporosis Detected Using Bone Ultrasonography

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Bone ultrasonography is able to detect tenofovir-induced bone loss in patients with HIV.

Physical Activity, Sedentary Time and Bone Strength Association in Teens

Physical Activity, Sedentary Time and Bone Strength Association in Teens

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was found to be an independent predictor of bone strength in adolescents.

Long-Term Safety of Denosumab in Postmenopausal Osteoperosis

Long-Term Safety of Denosumab in Postmenopausal Osteoperosis

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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

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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

DXA-Visceral Adipose Tissue Measurements in Atherosclerotic CVD Risk Assessment

DXA-Visceral Adipose Tissue Measurements in Atherosclerotic CVD Risk Assessment

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

Leg Positioning During Lumbar Spine DXA

Leg Positioning During Lumbar Spine DXA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TeleECHO Clinic Improves Physician Confidence in Osteoporosis Care

TeleECHO Clinic Improves Physician Confidence in Osteoporosis Care

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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