Study: Long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may heighten risk of bone fractures in COPD patients

Researchers reported this month that in men and women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may be linked to an increased risk of bone fractures. Previous research has shown that the inhaled drugs, used to treat COPD, impact bone mineral density based on the dose of the corticosteroid, especially in post-menopausal women. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids may heighten risk of bone fractures in COPD patients appeared first on MassDevice.
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Authors: Nicolini A, Barbagelata E, Tagliabue E, Colombo D, Monacelli F, Braido F Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is generally considered to be prevalent in males. However, smoking is rising in women in developing and developed countries, while exposure to biomass fuel for domestic purposes is a recognized risk factor among females. Females developing more severe COPD patterns due to tobacco exposure than men maybe due to a genetic predisposition, a greater dose-dependent effect of smoke related to smaller airways caliber and an increased oxidative stress with augmented TGF-beta1 signaling. Ge...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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