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Using Indigestion Drugs Could Bump Up Risk Of A Hip Fracture
2012-02-01 12:32:38

According to a new study, post-menopausal women are 35 percent more likely to suffer a hip fracture if they take indigestion drugs, or "proton pump inhibitors" (PPIs). These drugs are the most common medicines used around the world and are often used to treat heartburn and acid reflex. However, PPIs can inhibit the absorption of calcium, which leads to the increased risk of fractures. Researchers looked at the association between PPIs and hip fractures in just under 80,000...

2012-01-18 19:56:33

Weight loss and malnutrition are the biggest culprits More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year in the U.S., often resulting in hospitalization, surgery, nursing-home admission, long-term disability, and/or extended periods of rehabilitation. Independent existing medical conditions (otherwise known as comorbidities) significantly increase the treatment cost and length of hospitalization for older adults who have sustained a hip fracture, according to a new study recently published...

2012-01-11 11:58:02

Expert guidance covers areas where evidence is controversial or incomplete All patients with hip fractures should be fast-tracked through hospital emergency departments and operated on within 48 hours of admission, according to new consensus guidelines developed by UK experts in anesthesia, orthopedics, geriatrics and emergency medicine and published in the January issue of Anaesthesia. However, patients in one in five hospitals in England and Wales currently wait longer than two days,...

2012-01-10 15:07:12

Kaiser Permanente study suggests significant height loss may indicate more serious health problems Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study found that women 65 and older who lost more than two inches over 15 years were 50 percent more likely to both fracture a...

2011-12-19 14:59:29

Randomized controlled trial A simple physician notification system can help prevent further fractures in osteoporotic patients who have had already had fractures, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Patients who have had a major fracture because of osteoporosis do not undergo testing for bone mineral density or receive medications to help prevent additional fractures. Recent 2010 Canadian clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis care noted this...

2011-11-07 10:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm resulting from use of the drug Fosamax, is concerned that many with osteoporosis might not know it and therefore might not be getting necessary treatment timely, but maintains that those who are diagnosed with the condition should discuss with their physicians in detail the possible serious adverse side effects of bisphosphonate drugs. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 According to an October 31, 2011, New York...

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...


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