RUTH SUNDERLAND: I only found out I had osteoporosis when I broke a bone... it shouldn't be like that
RUTH SUNDERLAND: I found out I had osteoporosis after an accident while training for a half-marathon. It was a blessing in very painful disguise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corinne conquered Everest despite having bone-thinning disease - just one of the vibrant, successful women backing our campaign to reduce the toll of this debilitating illness. Now they defiantly declare... we won't let osteoporosis break us!
Conquering the world's highest mountain is a challenge few of us would contemplate. But in Corinne's case, that smile of triumph was especially hard-won (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Writes Scientific Papers That Sound Great —But Aren ’ t Accurate
First came the students, who wanted help with their homework and essays. Now, ChatGPT is luring scientists, who are under pressure to publish papers in reputable scientific journals. AI is already disrupting the archaic world of scientific publishing. When Melissa Kacena, vice chair of orthopaedic surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, reviews articles submitted for publication in journals, she now knows to look out for ones that might have been written by the AI program. “I have a rule of thumb now that if I pull up 10 random references cited in the paper, and if more than one isn’t accurate, the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Sandoz receives Health Canada approval for Jubbonti ®, first and only denosumab biosimilar for treatment of osteoporosis
Biosimilar Jubbonti® approved for all indications of Prolia* reference medicine. • Sandoz continues to expand access for patients in Canada, offering denosumab biosimilar to treat osteoporosis and increase bone mass. • Results confirm that Jubbonti® provides same risks and benefits in terms of…#prolia #sandoz #boucherville #quebec #sandozcanada #healthcanada #jubbonti #canada1 #jeanpierreraynauld #frcpc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons urged to screen for osteoporosis in THA patients
Screening for osteoporosis using dedicated bone scans among total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients remains alarmingly low, according to research presented February 14 at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Francisco. Researchers at George Washington University in Washington, DC, identified 380,226 patients in a U.S. claims database who underwent THA. They found that out of 53% of patients who were considered high-risk for osteoporosis, just 12.4% received preoperative dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans. “Our study showed a high prevalence of THA patients at risk for osteop...
Source: Headlines - February 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Subspecialties Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

Mariella Frostrup joins Better Bones campaign to fund life-saving bone clinics
Mariella Frostrup has blasted the Government for failing to end the postcode lottery for treatment of osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clear Opportunity to Identify Patients With Osteoporosis Commonly Missed
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is largely performed in older people, among whom osteoporosis is common and can increase risks for complications down the line. Yet while it may seem obvious that THA candidates... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 15, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Development of an exercise therapy referral clinical support tool for patients with osteoporosis at risk for falls - Bullock GS, Duncan P, Chandler AM, Aguilar AA, Latham N, Storer T, Alexander N, McDonough CM.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to develop a clinical support tool for osteoporosis clinic providers to support risk assessment and referrals for evidence-based exercise therapy programs. METHODS: A sequential Delphi method was used with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Denosumab Protective Against Diabetes?
(MedPage Today) -- Continued treatment with the osteoporosis drug denosumab (Prolia) was tied to a lower risk of developing diabetes in a Taiwanese cohort study. In a propensity score-matched analysis, adherence to denosumab for osteoporosis was... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 13, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Using deep learning with CT helps predict hip fractures
A deep-learning model that includes digital x-rays reconstructed from 3D hip CT images shows promise for predicting subsequent fractures in patients with a relatively recent hip break, researchers have found. The findings could improve how clinicians care for their patients, wrote a team led by doctoral candidate Yisak Kim of Seoul National University Graduate School in South Korea. The group's findings were published January 30 in Radiology. "Developing a prediction model for short-term subsequent fracture risk is important because it would identify patients at the highest risk and aid in determining appropriate treatme...
Source: Headlines - January 31, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Clinical News Subspecialties CT Digital X-Ray Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

Do'Forever Chemicals' Affect Bone Health in Youth? Do'Forever Chemicals' Affect Bone Health in Youth?
Researchers have been asking whether man-made chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) impair bone development in adolescence and predispose adults to osteoporosis.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 26, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Lithium treatment may promote bone health in women with bipolar disorder
Women taking lithium for bipolar disorder had greater bone mineral density on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams compared to women with bipolar disorder not taking the medication, according to a recent study.The finding reinforces the role of lithium as a first-line therapy, with recent research suggesting that patients with bipolar disorder are disproportionately affected by osteoporosis and have an increased risk of fracture, noted first author Lana Williams, PhD, of Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, and colleagues.“Both the condition and the medications used to treat it, for example, antipsychotics ...
Source: Headlines - January 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Subspecialties Digital X-Ray Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

Denosumab Linked to Severe Hypocalcemia in Dialysis-Dependent Seniors
THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2024 -- For female dialysis-dependent patients aged 65 years or older treated for osteoporosis, denosumab is associated with an increased incidence of severe or very severe hypocalcemia, according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - January 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Promote Early Bone Loss Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Promote Early Bone Loss
Evidence of increased bone loss in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea supported the potential role of sleep-related hypoxemia on osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 25, 2024 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Source Type: news

RUTH SUNDERLAND is so fit she runs four miles to the office every day. But after a broken shoulder led to a shock osteoporosis diagnosis, she declares... I'm the proof it isn't just an old ladies' disease
RUTH SUNDERLAND: Of all the things to change my life, I didn't expect it to be a gnarly, dusty old tree root. But when I tripped over it training, it was a small misstep with big consequences. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news