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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...

2010-10-19 08:47:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --  A new study shows that women with high T-scores don't need screening every two years, but at least every ten years. "If a woman's bone density at age 67 is very good, then she doesn't need to be re-screened in two years or three years, because we're not likely to see much change," Margaret L. Gourlay, MD, MPH of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and author of this study was quoted as saying. "Our study found it would take about 16...

2010-10-18 12:57:15

Since 2002, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis and has suggested that a 2-year screening interval might be appropriate. However, what length the screening interval should be is a topic that remains controversial and undecided, with no definitive scientific evidence to provide guidance. Now a new study led by Margaret L. Gourlay, MD, MPH of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine...

2010-10-16 15:45:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that new six-year data reinforce the long-term efficacy and safety profile of once-yearly Reclast® (zoledronic acid) injection in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.(1) The study of more than 1,200 women was presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Toronto, ON, Canada. The study showed that Reclast maintained bone mass in...

2010-10-14 16:01:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from several Prolia(TM) (denosumab) studies, as well as analyses of the growing global burden of osteoporosis, will be presented at the 2010 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario from Oct. 15-19, 2010. "The continued need to reduce fractures caused by postmenopausal osteoporosis is reinforced by data that will be presented at this year's...

2010-10-08 14:54:32

Ultrasound can speed the healing of fractures. A randomized controlled trial reported in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders has found that the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures which showed inadequate progress toward healing resulted in 34% greater bone mineral density (BMD) in the fracture area after 16 weeks than use of a sham device. Jon E. Block, Ph.D. worked with a team of researchers from University Hospital Marburg and...

2010-09-22 19:35:32

Advanced imaging for osteoporosis research and materials science A novel nano-tomography method developed by a team of researchers from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the ETH-Zurich opens the door to computed tomography examinations of minute structures at nanometer resolutions. Three-dimensional detailed imaging of fragile bone structures becomes possible. Their first nano-CT images will be published in Nature on Sept. 23, 2010. This new technique will...

2010-09-22 12:56:00

Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Although more studies are still needed, these findings will make it possible to take preventive measures. Scientists from the University of Barcelona (UB) have discovered that the genetic variant 677C>T (a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that is very well known in genetic studies) is linked to osteoporotic vertebral fractures, which many women suffer from after the menopause. "In...

2010-08-23 13:38:07

A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) is the first in Scandinavia to study the occurrence of low bone mineral density in children and teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease. Half of the patients in the study showed signs of low bone mineral density. The results emphasise the importance of treating the underlying inflammatory bowel disease more effectively, and of measuring bone mineral density in this group of patients. Low bone mineral density, or BMD, was evident in around...

2010-07-14 15:34:12

A comprehensive Argentinean epidemiological study reveals the staggering costs of osteoporosis in the country. The key findings of the article published in April 2010 in the scientific journal "Archives of Osteoporosis", include:"¢ In Argentina, bone mineral density studies reveal that one out of three women aged 50 or over suffers from osteoporosis."¢ The prevalence of vertebral fractures in Argentinean women aged 50 or older is 16%."¢ Over 34.000 hip fractures occur every...


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