Osteoporosis News for Medical Professionals

A Comparison of Treatments for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

A study explored the clinical outcomes of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures who underwent different treatments for the condition.

Abaloparatide Reduces Fracture Risk in Women with Osteoporosis

Daily injection of abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fracture.

Alcohol’s Effect on Post-menopausal Bone Health

A study published online July 9, 2012, ahead of print in the journal Menopause has gained a bit of attention in the media with headlines such as: Nightly Glass of Wine May Protect Boomer Women’s Bones. But what does the actual study say about bone health, osteoporosis, and alcohol?

Are Patients with Fibromyalgia at Risk for Osteoporosis of the Spine?

Researchers evaluated serum vitamin D levels and bone mineral density in women with primary fibromyalgia, and they compared them to healthy women.

Assessing Mental Function, Pain, and Mobility in Men with Osteoporosis

How does osteoporosis affect the quality of life in males with the condition? New research in The Aging Male tackles this question.

Can a Kale Supplement Boost Bone Mineral Density in the Spine?

Japanese researchers examined the effects kale supplementation has on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone metabolic markers in postmenopausal women.

Can Treatment Influence Osteoporotic Fracture Risk?

A recent study explored the characteristics that may cause patients taking alendronate to experience fractures.

Challenges of Spine Surgery in Patients With Osteoporosis

Management of spine surgery in patients with osteoporosis poses many challenges, given the additional complexity that poor-quality bone introduces to the surgical management.

Does Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lead to Low Bone Mineral Density in the Lumbar Spine?

Researchers investigated whether there is a relationship between inflammatory bowel disease and low bone mineral density. They looked at whether inflammatory bowel disease could lead to osteoporosis in the lumbar spine, as well as other locations in the body.

Does Osteoporosis Influence Periodontitis Risk in Postmenopausal Women?

Is there an association between the low bone mineral density that occurs due to osteoporosis or osteopenia, and women’s risk of certain dental conditions?

Does Supplement to Prevent Osteoporosis Work in the Spine?

Researchers examined the effect on bone mineral density of a supplement that includes a combination of nutrients. Discover if they learned whether this supplement can help prevent osteoporosis (including in the spine) and reduce hip fracture risk.

Does Teen Pregnancy Lead to Osteoporosis?

Could teen pregnancy be a predictor of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women? Researchers explored this topic.

Does the Better Bones and Balance Program Help Prevent Bone Loss in the Hip and Spine?

In a recent study, US researchers evaluated Better Bones and Balance (BBB)—a community-based exercise program to reduce fall and fracture risk—and its impact on bone health in a community setting. Article covers results of this osteoporosis study.

Epidural Steroid Injections and Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Researchers argue that the links between ESIs, bone mineral density (BMD), and risk of vertebral fractures remain unclear.

Exercise at a Young Age May Prevent Later Osteoporosis

A recent study in the Asian Journal of Sports Medicine examines the effects of exercise and other interventions on low bone mass in young women.

Exploring the Association Between Osteoporosis and Psoriasis

In a recent study in Osteoporosis International, researchers set out to explore the association between osteoporosis and patients’ prior history of psoriasis.

Exploring the Link Between Poverty and Osteoporosis

A study in Clinical Endocrinology explored the associations between socioeconomic status and a person’s risk for osteoporosis, related fractures, and other health conditions.

FDA Issues New Warning for Reclast (Zoledronic Acid)

In September 2011, the FDA released a new warning label for the osteoporosis medication Reclast. It relates to kidney impairment risk, and this article reviews what practitioners should do before prescribing Reclast to osteoporosis patients.

Formal Osteoporosis Screening Lowers Fracture Risk in Patients

Researchers in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Lund University in Sweden conducted a study to understand the effects of an osteoporosis screening program on patients’ fracture risk.

How Effective Is High-impact Exercise on Osteoporosis?

How big of an impact does high-impact exercise have on bone health and osteoporosis? A 2011 study in the journal Osteoporosis International looked at how effective high-impact exercise is at boosting bone health in premenopausal women.

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