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2012-06-18 23:11:28

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of osteoporosis in men Osteoporosis in men causes significant morbidity and mortality. Today, the Endocrine Society released clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for management of this condition in men. "Osteoporosis in Men: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," is published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society....

2012-06-12 23:01:41

A study published online in May 2012, by the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, revealed that atypical femoral fractures were associated with bisphosphonate (including Fosamax) use. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, belongs to the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It was approved by the FDA in 1995 and developed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. On March 3rd, 2010, the U.S FDA issued a drug safety...

2012-06-11 23:02:08

In a study published in the June issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, researchers were able to demonstrate the potential of a population of stem cells found in human fat to generate bone. They also identified a new factor to stimulate bone growth. Bone grafts grown from purified stem cells originating from fat could lead to a more efficient way to regenerate bone and end the painful operations needed to collect a patient´s own bone for grafting. The results could have significant...

2012-06-11 23:01:58

The US Drug Watchdog says, "The osteoporosis drug called Fosamax, and out of the blue femur breaks is one of the most complicated issues we have ever encountered. For one, we are hearing from women, who were using Fosamax for five years or more, their femur broke, and typically they had to have at least one surgery to repair the femur. Often, if not in most cases these surgeries involve using a metal rod to reinforce the femur. Our greatest fear is most women, who have had this happen will...

2012-06-04 23:00:11

Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 Osteochondritis Dissecans is now being treated successfully at The Center for Regenerative medicine in Miami, according to Dr. A. J. Farshchian MD. This is typically seen in adolescent males, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is an entity seen at the ossification centers of the bone (these areas are responsible for...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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