Their results found that 22-24% of the hip injection group had new osteonecrosis vs. 5-9% of the hip control group and to 5% of the shoulder injection group.
Screening for osteoporosis with bone measurement testing should also occur in postmenopausal women <65 years who are at increased risk of osteoporosis as determined by a formal clinical risk assessment tool (B recommendation).
Noven announced that CombiPatch (estradiol/norethindrone acetate transdermal system) and Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) are now readily available following a temporary product shortage.
ARCH (Active-contRolled FraCture Study in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis at High Risk of Fracture) was a multicenter, international, randomized, double-blind, alendronate-controlled study (n=4,093) in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture based on previous fracture history.
The researchers found that 85.9% of patients reported using four or fewer opioid tablets, with 59.5% reporting that they used no opioid analgesics postoperatively.
Results showed a significant reduction in the risk for secondary vertebral fracture with all of the of anti-osteoporotic drugs (risk ratio [RR] 0.38-0.77).
The researchers found that BMD was effectively increased with bisphosphonates, but no trial was sufficiently powered to detect a decrease in fractures.
The researchers found that B vitamin supplementation had no significant effect on non-spine fracture risk (relative hazard, 1.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.88 to 1.34).
Dr. Pascale Richetta, head of bone and executive vice president, UCB, stated, "With all three pivotal romosozumab Phase 3 studies now included in the clinical evidence package, representing data from more than 11,000 patients, we are committed to bringing this important potential new treatment to those people living at risk of fragility fractures."
A new review published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine details the health issues that troubled JFK the most, specifically his back. His low-back pain was instigated by a football injury sustained while he was at Harvard in 1937. An orthopedic spine specialist diagnosed him in 1940 with a "very unstable lumbosacral joint".
Over the 2.2 years mean follow-up, the immediate ART arm demonstrated greater BMD declines vs. the deferred ART arm at the hip (-2.5% vs. -1.0%, 95% CI: -2.2 to -0.8; P<0.001) and at the spine (-1.9% vs. -0.4%, 95% CI: -2.2 to -1.0; P<0.001).
The researchers found that during venlafaxine treatment there was an increase in CTX and a decrease in P1NP, which was consistent with accelerated bone loss.
Reclast is also indicated to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis; for the treatment of Paget's disease of bone (men and women); and for the treatment and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women expected to be on glucocorticoids for at least 12 months.
Five important differences were identified by AACE/ACE involving pharmacotherapy choice as well as treatment duration and reevaluation.
The researchers found that at the end of the study, pain levels didn't differ significantly between the patient who received intra-articular triamcinolone or saline.
Abaloparatide is a parathyroid hormone related peptide [PTHrP(1-34)] analog which acts as an agonist at the PTH1 receptor (PTH1R). This results in activation of the cAMP signaling pathway in target cells.
Researchers provided 30 patients who'd had spinal fusion surgery with a 30-minute music therapy session within 72 hours of their operation, while another group received only standard care after their procedure.
Researchers evaluated the incidences of adverse events in women who initially received placebo during the FREEDOM trial and then received denosumab for up to 3 years during the FREEDOM Extension trial.
The study met its primary endpoint of Xgeva non-inferiority versus zoledronic acid in delaying the time to first on-study SRE in multiple myeloma patients (HR=0.98, 95% CI: 0.85, 1.14; P=0.01).
"This has important ramifications for public health recommendations," said Christopher Gallagher, MD, professor and director of the Bone Metabolism Unit in the Division of Endocrinology of Creighton University School of Medicine.
One study found that patients who are discharged directly home following a total knee arthroplasty face a lower risk for complications and hospital readmission than those who first go to an inpatient rehab facility.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 1.6 million Americans, aged 65 and older, who had osteoporosis and experienced a fracture between 2005 and 2009.