Vitamin K2 deficiency: Low levels increase risk of hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis
VITAMIN K2 deficiency signs could include excessive bleeding and easy bruising. Lacking in the vitamin also increases the risk of serious health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IOF and IFCC review calls for harmonization of assays for reference bone turnover markers
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The newly published review 'Analytical considerations and plans to standardize or harmonize assays for the reference bone turnover markers PINP andβ-CTX in blood' describes the current status of assays for PINP andβ-CTX in blood, as well as the plans for and ongoing progress towards the achievement of harmonization or standardization of commercial assays for these reference markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could an Osteoporosis Drug Reduce Need for Hip Revision Surgery? Could an Osteoporosis Drug Reduce Need for Hip Revision Surgery?
Denosumab, widely used to treat osteoporosis, may reduce the need for revision surgery due to aseptic loosening of the prosthesis in patients with osteolysis following a hip replacement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Is The Main Cause of Osteoporosis?
Title: What Is The Main Cause of Osteoporosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 14, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Situational risk factors for fall-related vertebral fractures in older men and women - Yu WY, Hwang HF, Chen CY, Lin MR.
Situational factors might help explain why most vertebral fractures occur in older people without a previous osteoporosis diagnosis. After adjusting for predisposing risk factors, the activity before the fall, type of fall, and falling direction remained... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

To understand periodontal disease, researchers examine the surprising behavior of T cells
(Forsyth Institute) In diseases characterized by bone loss -such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis- there is a lot that scientists still don't understand. What is the role of the immune response in the process? What happens to the regulatory mechanisms that protect bone? In a paper published recently inScientific Reports, researchers from the Forsyth Institute and the Universidad de Chile describe a mechanism that unlocks a piece of the puzzle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Prevalence in PsA Similar to General Population Osteoporosis Prevalence in PsA Similar to General Population
Previous research suggested a possible link between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis or osteopenia. However, no cohort studies appear to have examined this association.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New drug form may help treat osteoporosis, calcium-related disorders
(Purdue University) Purdue University innovators developed a stabilized form of human calcitonin, which is a peptide drug already used for people with osteoporosis. Researchers at Purdue created a prodrug form of the peptide hormone to increase its effectiveness as an osteoporosis treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term study finds dozens of new genetic markers associated with lifetime bone growth
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A multidisciplinary team of researchers has discovered several genetic markers associated with bone mineral accrual, which could ultimately help identify causes of eventual osteoporosis earlier in life through genetic testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Progressive resistance training for improving health-related outcomes in people at risk of fracture: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Ponzano M, Rodrigues IB, Hosseini Z, Ashe MC, Butt DA, Chilibeck PD, Stapleton J, Thabane L, Wark JD, Giangregorio L.
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines recommend exercise to prevent fractures, but the efficacy of exercise depends on the exercise types, the population studied, or the outcomes of interest. The purpose of this systematic review was to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Increases Risk for Revision Surgery Following Spinal Fusion
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Bilateral neck femur fracture during prison confinement: an atypical mechanism of injury - Aggarwal S, Arora C, Kumar V, Kumar P.
We present a case rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Design and fabrication of a drop tower testing apparatus to investigate the impact behavior of spinal motion segments - Kamal S, Hashemi A.
BACKGROUND: The vertebral column is the second most common fracture site in individuals with high-grade osteoporosis (30-50%). Most of these fractures are caused by falls. This information reveals the importance of considering impact loading conditions of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

DBT shows potential to assess bone health in women
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is best known for its ability to detect...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT outperforms mammo in cancer detection, false negatives DBT detects more early-stage breast cancers than mammo Some types of HRT more risky for breast cancer CT lung screening scans also work for bone density Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Long For Masks After Covid Vaccine? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Biochemist Josh Sakon chosen as National Academy of Inventors Fellow
(University of Arkansas) Chemistry professor and BiologicsMD co-founder Josh Sakon has been selected as a 2020 National Academy of Inventors fellow. Sakon's inventions address osteoporosis, bone metastasis and alopecia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The immunomodulatory activity of a drug would improve the efficacy of immunotherapy in breast cancer
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) * The team of Eva Gonz á lez-Suarez, from the CNIO and IDIBELL, and the team of Christos Sotiriou, from the Jules Bordet Institute, demonstrate that a drug already used to treat osteoporosis promotes the infiltration of immune cells in breast tumours* These findings propose a new target to increase the antitumor immune response and make breast cancer more sensitive to immunotherapy (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sequential IV Ibandronate Tied to BMD Increase Sequential IV Ibandronate Tied to BMD Increase
Monthly intravenous ibandronate is associated with increases in bone mineral density and bone microstructure benefits in women with osteoporosis after teriparatide treatment, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Obesity Increases Hip Fracture Risk Before Age 70 in Postmenopausal Women
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- In postmenopausal women, obesity is associated with hip fracture risk between the ages of 58 and 70 years, according to a study recently published in Osteoporosis International. Toni Rikkonen, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of screening for osteoporosis in older men with a history of falls - Ito K.
IMPORTANCE: Falls and osteoporosis share the potential clinical end point of fractures among older patients. To date, few fall prevention guidelines incorporate screening for osteoporosis to reduce fall-related fractures. OBJECTIVE: To assess th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Screening for osteoporosis in older men with a history of falls: benefits at acceptable costs
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Risk for Bone Fractures Up for Patients With Psoriatic Diseases
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For adults with psoriatic diseases, the likelihood of developing bone fractures is increased, although they have no increased risk for osteoporosis, according to a review published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing now available in French and German
TheSociety for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing was first developed in 2013 by our amazing dedicated nurse members. The Framework is designed to enhance the clinical care received by adults with an endocrine disorder and the professional development of the endocrine nurses helping them. In 2015, the 2nd Edition of this Competency Framework was published incorporating four new competencies: benign adrenal tumours, hypo- and hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.The European Society for Endocrinology has now translated this 2nd Edition in to French and German which are ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones
MRI and CT exams illuminate the negative effect a common weight loss surgery...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening scans also work for bone density Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction Bone density scans help identify cardiovascular disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Validity and reliability of the self-rated fall risk questionnaire in older adults with osteoporosis - Kitcharanant N, Vanitcharoenkul E, Unnanuntana A.
BACKGROUND: Several risk assessments have been developed to evaluate fall risk in older adults, but it has not been conclusively established which of these tools is most effective for assessing fall risk in this vulnerable population. Recently, the U.S. Ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Potential cellular target for eliminating bone breakdown in osteoporosis found
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) By disabling a function of a set of cells in mice, researchers appear to have halted the process that breaks down bone, a potential boon for osteoporosis treatment (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CV Safety of Abaloparatide in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis CV Safety of Abaloparatide in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
A new analysis provides insight into the cardiovascular safety profile of abaloparatide, a medication used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Drugs Don't Worsen COVID-19 Risk, May Help Osteoporosis Drugs Don't Worsen COVID-19 Risk, May Help
Observational study supports guidelines advising continuation of osteoporosis medications during COVID-19, and even suggests possible benefit for certain agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ACR: Osteoporosis Underdiagnosed, Undertreated in Older Men
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 -- In the older male population, there is a high level of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis, according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI can opportunistically screen for metabolic syndrome
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can enable screening for metabolic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI plus CT improves liver steatosis assessment Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening? Muscle metrics on chest CT can predict mortality risk AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Denosumab Favored Over Alendronate for BMD Protection Denosumab Favored Over Alendronate for BMD Protection
"Glucocorticoids remain the mainstay of treatment of rheumatic diseases, but [they are] a major risk factor for osteoporosis and fracture."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer CT Is Chance for'Opportunistic' Osteoporosis Check Lung Cancer CT Is Chance for'Opportunistic' Osteoporosis Check
The lung cancer scans detect an osteoporosis rate in men that is twice the rate estimated with DXA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Romosozumab Treatment Sequence Influences Osteoporosis Outcomes Romosozumab Treatment Sequence Influences Osteoporosis Outcomes
Initial treatment with 1 year of romosozumab produced substantial bone mineral density gains in the total hip and lumbar spine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Low-Dose CT Offers Opportunity to Screen for Osteoporosis
MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) chest scans obtained for other reasons may provide opportunistic screening for osteoporosis, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Underdiagnosed in Older Men With Fracture Osteoporosis Underdiagnosed in Older Men With Fracture
Even men at high risk for the disease are overlooked for screening as osteoporosis has been thought of as a disease of white women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CT lung screening scans also work for bone density
CT scans acquired for lung cancer screening can serve double-duty by providing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening program falls short in China Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening AI assesses osteoporosis risk from x-ray, CT reports AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Some of the principal treatments for osteoporosis could reduce the incidence of COVID-19
(IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute)) A joint study by physicians at Hospital del Mar, researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Pompeu Fabra University and the Pere Virgili Health Care Park suggests that certain drugs used to treat osteoporosis are safe for COVID-19 patients and could even have a protective effect. The results support the recommendations of the scientific guidelines relating to the desirability of maintaining treatments for osteoporosis in patients with COVID-19. This is the first study of its kind in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

State of fragility fractures management during the CoViD-19 pandemic - Tarantino U, Cariati I, Tancredi V, Casamassima D, Piccirilli E, Iundusi R, Gasbarra E.
Osteoporosis is a public health concern all over the world. As a chronic condition, it generally requires prolonged medical interventions to limit the risks of further bone loss, impaired skeletal integrity and the onset of fractures. This problem is furth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 update: Italy gives go ahead for trial of osteoporosis drug to treat the virus
THE UK recorded 367 more COVID-19 deaths yesterday - the highest daily figure since May. While the race for an effective and safe vaccine continues, Italy has just okayed the trial of an osteoporosis drug to treat the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges Osteoporosis Management
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may have negatively impacted osteoporosis management, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Osteoporosis International. Eugene V. McCloskey, M.D., from the University of Sheffield in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Exposure Affects Bone Health in Asthma Patients
Oral, inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased risk for osteoporosis, fragility fractures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Exposure Affects Bone Health in Asthma Patients
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- For patients with asthma, oral corticosteroid (OCS) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use is associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis and fragility fractures (FFs), according to a study published online Oct. 20... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic has dramatic impact on osteoporosis management, finds new global study
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new study published prior to World Osteoporosis Day finds that the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely affected management of non-communicable diseases, is markedly impacting the management of osteoporosis as judged by access to online FRAX fracture risk assessments. Globally, usage of the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX ® ) website was on average 58% lower in April than in February 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adiposity without obesity: associations with osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and falls in the Healthy Ageing Initiative Cohort Study - Scott D, Johansson J, Ebeling PR, Nordstr öm P, Nordström A.
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is commonly defined by BMI rather than adiposity, which may have differential effects on musculoskeletal health. Musculoskeletal outcomes were compared in older adults with normal adiposity and normal BMI (NA-NBMI), those with high adipo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Unlike Humans, No Bone Loss for Gorillas as They Age
FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 -- They are the closest relatives to humans, but gorillas have been spared one aging disease that people haven't: osteoporosis. The condition triggers accelerated bone loss and weakening. In a new study, researchers used a CT... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Are you at risk of the condition this winter? Find out here
A VITAMIN D deficiency can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures. Find out if you're in a high-risk category to ensure you're getting the right amount of the sunshine vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Follow Up After Denosumab Treatment for Osteoporosis Long-term Follow Up After Denosumab Treatment for Osteoporosis
This report highlights the potential for rebound effect with strong bone hyper-reabsorption in certain patients after stopping treatment with denosumab.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of falls in patients with low bone mineral density : analysis of placebo arms from clinical trials - M öckel L.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a  major risk factor for osteoporotic fractures. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the risk of falls in patients with low bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. METHODS: The risk of falls in patients with low B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exercise, a Worthwhile Prescription
It is well known that physical exercise has numerous benefits for all people, and it ’s arguably of even greater benefit to our older population. Among the well-established positive effects of exercise are increases in strength, balance, energy level, balance, and coordination. There are also strong indications that regular physical exercise improves mental function and prevents d ecline in cognition. With respect to medical conditions, physical activity helps hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and glucose intolerance, and osteoporosis. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Karl Steinberg Tags: On My Mind Source Type: news

Treat-to-Target Strategy'Not Ready for Primetime' in Osteoporosis Treat-to-Target Strategy'Not Ready for Primetime' in Osteoporosis
As appealing as a treat-to-target strategy for osteoporosis sounds, there is not yet any hard evidence for better outcomes, or consensus about appropriate targets, according to a conference debate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news