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2011-08-02 15:10:49

Details strengths and limitations of the tool, provides recommendations for using surrogate country models FRAX® is a computer-based algorithm developed by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases to help predict the 10-year risk of fragility fracture. Now with 34 specific country models, FRAX is being used increasingly by physicians around the world to help assess their patients' fracture risk in the course of a clinical assessment. In...

2011-07-12 06:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsa Therapeutics today reported progress in its two ongoing clinical development programs for its oral recombinant salmon calcitonin for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Patient enrollment in the Phase II osteoporosis prevention trial has been completed, and the full set of data from the Phase III ORACAL trial has been accepted for an oral presentation at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)...

2011-06-16 13:23:24

New report reveals low treatment uptake, inadequate implementation of national osteoporosis guidelines and poor adherence to therapy In Europe, a serious treatment gap is leaving millions of people at high risk of fragility fractures. The findings were revealed in 'Osteoporosis: Burden, health care provision and opportunities in the EU', a landmark report prepared by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry...

2011-06-06 17:29:39

To fully optimize a drug therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD), patients should maintain vitamin D levels above the limits recently recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), according to a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The study will be presented at the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting in Boston, June 4-7. The study demonstrated that maintaining a circulating vitamin D level above 33 ng/ml is associated with a seven-fold...

2011-06-06 14:07:39

A news study finds that the worse a woman's skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "In postmenopausal women the appearance of the skin may offer a glimpse of the skeletal well-being, a relationship not previously described," said Lubna Pal, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. The...

2011-05-26 14:54:38

Patients with celiac disease are more than 4.5 times more likely to develop osteoporosis compared to healthy people in an age and gender matched cohort with no identifiable risk factors for osteoporosis, according to a study presented today at the EULAR 2011 Annual Congress. The British study of 1,030 people compares the extent of bone mineral density (BMD)* loss "“ a common measure of osteoporosis "“ in two physical locations in the body. The results demonstrated that the mean...

2011-05-24 11:25:00

ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Donald is a vibrant, active 63-year-old woman who has been living with osteoporosis for over 10 years. With her bone density compromised, Carol suffered from a fracture in her spine when she was involved in a car accident earlier this year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/NY07697 ) While conservative treatments were initially recommended, Carol found herself in excruciating pain every day for more than four weeks after...

2011-03-29 12:53:13

Women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women, a study conducted at the University of Granada says. Additionally, although further study is required, researchers have found at least three genetic markers associated with osteoporosis in the hip in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis in the hip increases the risk of suffering fractures, which is extremely disabling for the patient, and represents a high cost for the health public system. The aim of...

2011-03-24 06:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsa Therapeutics today announced that the Phase III ORACAL trial of its oral recombinant salmon calcitonin in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis was successfully concluded and yielded statistically significant, positive top-line results. The results will be used to support a New Drug Application (NDA) submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) targeted for the fourth quarter of 2011, based on the study design and specific...

2011-03-23 15:06:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced new long-term data showing that during the fourth and fifth years of Prolia® (denosumab) treatment, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis receiving Prolia continued with further, statistically significant, year-over-year increases in lumbar spine and total hip bone mineral density (BMD), a key measurement of bone strength. The overall adverse event profile was similar for the...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'