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2012-05-24 20:42:46

New IOF report forecasts dramatic rise in osteoporosis-related fractures due to aging of Brazilian population, with costly economic and social repercussions A new Audit report on fragility fractures, issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF),  predicts that Brazil will experience an explosion in the number of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis in the coming decades. Osteoporosis, a disease which weakens bones and makes them more likely to fracture, is...

2012-05-24 20:37:42

New IOF Audit compiles epidemiological data and quantifies burden; warns of impending explosion in number of fractures as ageing population surges The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), in cooperation with medical and patient societies from throughout Latin America, has today published a landmark report which compiles osteoporosis-related data on 14 countries and the region as a whole. The report shows that fragility fractures due to osteoporosis are predicted to more than double...

2012-03-24 03:48:30

Total economic burden estimated at 39 billion EUR; Hip fractures account for more than half of all costs Researchers at the European Congress of Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis in Bordeaux have presented new data  which shows that the economic burden of fragility fractures in the 27 member states of the European Union far exceeds previous estimates, with hip fractures accounting for around 55% of costs. The investigators used a population based model to estimate the economic...

2012-03-21 14:19:11

Incidence of hip fracture in both men and women varies approximately 10-fold around the world An extensive study of country-specific risk of hip fracture and 10-year probability of a major fragility fracture has revealed a remarkably large geographic variation in fracture risk. Even accounting for possible errors or limitations in the source data, there was an astonishing 10-fold variation in hip fracture risk and fracture probability between countries. 'A systematic review of hip...

2011-10-24 09:27:35

New report shows enormous human, social and economic cost of fractures in the region A new audit report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious and growing problem throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa. Gathering data from 17 countries in the region as well as Turkey, 'The Middle East & Africa Regional Audit' is a landmark report examining epidemiology, costs and burden in individual countries as well as...

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...

2011-06-15 21:53:46

Economic burden of fractures in Europe far higher than previously estimated; fractures result in more costs and disability than many other common chronic diseases A new report launched today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA) reveals that the burden of fractures in Europe has been vastly underestimated. The report concludes that in Europe's five largest countries and Sweden alone, an...

2011-05-31 15:53:08

New IOF position paper recommends coordinator-based systems to manage fragility fracture patients"“ potential for at least 25% reduction of hip fractures versus the expected rate A prior fracture at least doubles a patient's future fracture risk "“ yet numerous studies from across the world have found that healthcare systems fail to respond to the first fracture to prevent future fractures. Professor Cyrus Cooper, chair of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International...

2011-04-12 14:03:28

International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) calls for further research to understand changes in fracture rate incidence and to determine the future socio-economic burden of fragility fractures Osteoporosis constitutes a major public health problem through its association with age-related fractures, most notably those of the hip. As life expectancy rises around the world, along with the number of elderly people in every geographic region, the incidence of hip fractures is estimated to reach...


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