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2013-12-09 16:27:19

Excellence in osteoporosis treatment by Dr. Emrani, leading the Fracture Prevention Program. TARZANA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Afshine Ash Emrani, MD, FACC of Los Angeles Heart Specialists has been well recognized amongst his peers as a leading physician in the field of preventative care. He has practiced in the Los Angeles area for the past fifteen years and has been recognized as a teacher and mentor to students as well as Assistant Clinical Professor,...

2013-11-19 12:31:15

Drinking more milk as a teenager apparently does not lower the risk of hip fracture as an older adult and instead appears to increase that risk for men, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. While drinking milk during adolescence is recommended to achieve peak bone mass, milk's role in hip fractures later in life has not been established. Drinking more milk is associated with attaining greater height, which is a risk factor for hip fracture,...

Older Patients Recover Better When Hip Fracture Surgery Comes Early
2013-11-19 05:30:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from McMaster University reports that the speed of surgery after a hip fracture may have a significant impact on outcomes for older patients. According to the findings, faster may be better. Hip fractures can cause serious complications for seniors that may result in death or admission to long-term care facilities for individuals who previously lived at home. Pain, bleeding and immobility can all be caused by hip...

2013-11-05 16:25:41

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Broken bones (fractures) place a tremendous burden on Canadians. In aging Canadians in particular, fractures often lead to hospitalization, depression, loss of mobility and independence and in some cases even death. In addition to the personal toll, the financial burden of fractures is staggering. Osteoporosis Canada, in time for November Osteoporosis month, has released an expert report that examines the personal and financial burden of fractures...

2013-10-15 13:00:50

New report highlights that high-risk individuals in the European Union are not being diagnosed and treated for osteoporosis; the cost of fragility fractures is in excess of €37 billion each year and will increase by 25 percent in 2025 A new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) warns that as a result of aging populations and osteoporosis not being treated as a priority, health care providers will be faced with an avalanche of fractures and rising...

2013-10-04 08:23:39

Prolia Open-Label Extension Trial Showed Continued Increases in Bone Mineral Density and Low Fracture Incidence for Up to Eight Years THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several romosozumab and Prolia(®) (denosumab) studies at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore from Oct. 4-7, 2013. Romosozumab data include results from the Phase 2 study that demonstrate...

2013-09-25 10:59:48

Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women.  While the gene is already well known to affect diabetes and body fat, this is the first study to show that its high-risk variant can increase the risk of hip fracture by as much as 82%. The study, undertaken by Dr Bich Tran and Professor Tuan Nguyen from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, examined six gene variants (single nucleotide polymorphisms,...

2013-09-23 08:28:15

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iris Onrot knows a lot about falls and their sometimes deadly consequences. She has studied falls and measured and tested their impact, which has led to her inventing a simple way for the elderly to significantly diminish the chances of sustaining a hip fracture from falling. "I think it's wonderful that yesterday 47 states recognized Falls Prevention Awareness Day, established by the National Council on Aging (NCOA)," she said....

2013-09-19 12:28:09

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - All across Canada this week, Osteoporosis Canada is hosting community events to raise awareness among Canadians about the seriousness of a broken bone. Not all broken bones are what they seem; sometimes, there are underlying causes that could lead to more broken bones if the individual is not properly assessed and treated. "It is not normal when a broken bone is caused by something as simple as a slip or fall from standing height, or making a bed...

2013-08-27 12:37:25

Implementation of effective coordinator-based FLS services worldwide can reduce treatment gap by ensuring that fracture patients are identified and treated to reduce future fracture risk An influential report published in the journal 'Osteoporosis International', recommends 13 best practice standards in the implementation of coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS). The report, 'Capture the Fracture: A Best Practice Framework and Global Campaign to Break the Fragility Fracture...