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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...

2011-06-07 00:00:32

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the rare severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, urges those who have taken Fosamax to consult doctors to determine whether they are at risk for femur fractures, even in light of recent suggestions that the risks to patients are less than previously thought. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 According to a post on the Web site of the American Council on Science and Health on June 1: "A new study should allay the...

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...

2011-05-25 14:14:52

Research: Dietary calcium intake and risk of fracture and osteoporosis: prospective longitudinal cohort study While moderate amounts of calcium (around 700 mg a day) are vital for maintaining healthy bones, there is no need to start increasing calcium intake in order to reduce the risk of fractures or osteoporosis in later life, finds a paper published on bmj.com today. As people age, their bones lose calcium and they are more at risk of fractures and osteoporosis - this is especially the...

2011-05-24 05:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius Health, Inc. ("Radius") today announced that the company has raised approximately $91 million in its third financing round, including $66 million in equity financing and a commitment by GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services and Oxford Finance LLC to a $25 million multi-draw term loan facility. Five new investors, including BB Biotech AG, Brookside Capital, Saints Capital, Nordic Bioscience ("Nordic"), and Ipsen Pharma SAS ("Ipsen")...

2011-05-11 07:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One in 10 heart failure patients had compression fractures in the spine that could have been detected by a chest X-ray, but few are receiving treatment to help prevent such fractures. Among 623 heart failure patients, researchers found that 12 percent had moderate to severe vertebral compression fractures and 55 percent of those had multiple fractures. These fractures are a sign of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become less dense and have a high risk of...

2011-05-11 00:54:59

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights:     * One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis.    * Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF.    * Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression...

2011-05-10 15:00:00

Study Highlights: - One in 10 heart failure patients had spinal fractures; of those, 85 percent were not being treated for osteoporosis. - Heart failure patients who also had atrial fibrillation (AF) were twice as likely to have spinal fractures as patients without AF. - Researchers said simple chest X-rays already used on heart failure patients could diagnose vertebral compression fractures. DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in 10 heart failure patients had...

2011-04-29 14:05:49

Research: Levothyroxine dose and risk of fractures in older adults: Nested case-control study Many older adults may be taking "excessive" doses of drugs for thyroid problems which can lead to an increased risk of fractures, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The study raises concern that treatment targets may need to be modified in the elderly and that regular dose monitoring remains essential even into older age. Levothyroxine is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone) and is...


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  • A spider.
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