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2011-08-18 15:13:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several Prolia® (denosumab) studies, including eight year efficacy and safety data from a Phase 2 extension study in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis with low bone mineral density (BMD), at the 2011 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. from Sept. 16-20, 2011. "The breadth of data being...

2011-08-11 12:03:17

People with Parkinson's disease who go to a neurologist for their care are more likely to live longer, less likely to be placed in a nursing home and less likely to break a hip than people who go to a primary care physician, according to a study published in the August 10, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The study also found that women and minorities were less likely to see a neurologist than men and...

2011-07-20 07:35:00

BOSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An economic study in the current issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) identifies two cost-effective strategies for hospitals to expedite surgery in hip fracture patients, and potentially improve patient outcomes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/NE37991LOGO ) "Recent studies suggest that mortality within one year after hip fracture repair increases significantly if the time from hospital admission to surgery...

2011-07-07 00:47:17

Study shows that current prevention strategies may not be very effective While falls are a common cause of injury, particularly in older, hospitalized patients, some may not be as preventable as once thought. According to a new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), many of the risks that frequently cause falls are not adequately addressed with the fall prevention initiatives used in healthcare facilities. Falls are the leading...

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...


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