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One in 10 heart failure patients had compression fractures in the spine that could have been detected by a chest X-ray, but few are receiving treatment to help prevent such fractures.
Study Highlights: - One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis. - Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF. - Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression fractures.
Experts today challenge the view that popular drugs to prevent disease - like statins and antihypertensives to prevent heart disease and stroke, or bisphosphonates to prevent fractures â€“ represent value for money.
The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is warning those whose doctors advise time off from taking the drug to speak with legal counsel sooner rather than later, because an interruption in dosing might not result in a pausing of the time to sue for harms caused by the medication. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Despite being the most popular osteoporosis treatment medication on the market, Fosamax...
Postmenopausal women have a new health message to hear.
Older women who used bisphosphonates (medications that prevent loss of bone mass) for five years or more were more likely to experience "atypical" fractures involving the femoral shaft (bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee) or subtrochanteric (fractures in the bone just below the hip joint), compared to women with less usage.
A commonly prescribed osteoporosis drug is associated with a slightly elevated risk of developing the rare, but serious condition, osteonecrosis of the jaw; nonetheless the risk remains extremely low.
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a debilitating bone condition that affects the jaws and occurs as a result of reduced local blood supply to the bone.
Australian clinical researchers have noted an extraordinary and unexpected benefit of osteoporosis treatment â€“ that people taking bisphosphonates are not only surviving well, better than people without osteoporosis, they appear to be gaining an extra five years of life.
ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an update to its 2002 recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that all women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis.
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