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2011-02-02 13:13:59

Researchers say breast cancer therapy contributes to early-in-life hip fractures A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Researchers found that a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatment and common drugs used to treat breast cancer, could be weakening the bones of breast cancer survivors once they hit middle age, leading to hip fractures. Results of the study...

2011-02-01 17:49:02

Elsevier announced today the publication of two further important position statements from the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas (http://www.maturitas.org/ ) on common management problems in the post-reproductive health of women. EMAS is providing clear guidance in its position statements covering both hormone and non hormone therapy (HT) options as well as complementary and alternative therapies . The latest two position statements cover the management...

2011-01-25 11:55:24

Recommendations provide diagnosis, treatment guidance for postmenopausal women The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released new medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Loyola physician Pauline Camacho, MD, was part of a committee that developed the guidelines to manage this major public health issue. These recommendations were developed to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures and improve the quality of life...

2011-01-17 16:00:00

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. This is the first final recommendation statement to be published since the USPSTF implemented a new process in July 2010 in which all of its draft recommendation statements are posted for public comment on the USPSTF website prior to being issued in final...

2011-01-15 00:00:44

FRAX, a new tool for estimating a person's risk of fractures and bone breaks is in use by physicians at Summit Medical Group (SMG). Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 FRAX, a new tool for estimating a person's risk of fractures and bone breaks is in use by physicians at Summit Medical Group (SMG). "As adults age, we lose bone mass, which can make bones fragile and prone to fracture and breaks," notes Robert L. Rosenbaum, M.D., SMG endocrinologist. One of the more serious...

2010-12-27 13:41:42

IOF and IFCC experts recommend international reference standards for use of bone turnover markers in clinical studies An expert working group of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) has released a new position paper which reviews the evidence of bone turnover markers (BTMs) in fracture risk prediction and monitoring of osteoporosis therapy. More importantly, it identifies research priorities and...

2010-11-18 17:11:06

Taking time off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone health, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Health System. Researchers found that bone density remained stable for three years in patients who took a drug holiday from bisphosphonates, a popular class of osteoporosis drugs that can cause fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone. "These drugs are potentially harmful when taken for long durations, yet little has been known until now...

2010-11-16 19:40:14

Three days of critical international discussion and debate, led by a panel of experts from the ISCD and IOF, have served to clarify a number of important questions pertaining to the interpretation and use of FRAX® in clinical practice. Three days of critical international discussion and debate, led by a panel of experts from the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), have served to clarify a number of...

2010-11-16 11:17:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from International Osteoporosis Foundation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=72690337-6fc0-4bf1-8833-45ae38f30e57&alertid=b6f7ca94-a2d2-4716-93fd-60c34a56470e The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) convened to clarify a number of important questions regarding the use of FRAX® in clinical practice. The WHO Fracture...

2010-11-05 07:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) is pleased to announce that it has won the Best New Drug award for Prolia(TM) (denosumab), a novel treatment approved in the United States (U.S.) for women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, at the 2010 Scrip Awards ceremony Nov. 4 in London. Named one of TIME's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2009, Prolia is the first treatment specifically designed to target osteoclasts, the cells that break...


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