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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...

2012-05-22 05:21:53

( Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bones are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. As you age you can lose bone faster than you make bone. Now, a new study says male patients with pulmonary disease have a higher prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans...

2012-05-21 09:52:02

There is a very high prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis among male patients with pulmonary disease, according to a new study from researchers in California. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," said Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans Administration Loma Linda Healthcare System. "The high prevalence of bone disease we found in male...

2011-10-14 17:45:00

Because women are four times more likely than men to get osteoporosis, itâs often considered âœa womanâs disease,â but men can get osteoporosis. Two million American men have osteoporosis with another 12 million at risk. Despite the large numbers of affected men, osteoporosis remains under-diagnosed and under-reported. Known as âœthe silent disease,â osteoporosis is generally painless, but it...

2011-06-06 20:02:00

A lower dose of zoledronic acid than currently recommended for prevention of bone fractures due to osteoporosis decreases bone resorption and increases bone density, and may be effective in reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures, a study finds. The new research findings will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "Our research suggests that one fifth or one half of the recommended dose might be sufficient to decrease fracture risk," said Andrew...

2011-05-05 00:00:30

Regardless of your age or conditioning level, the BStrong4Lifeâ“ž¢ System is an alternative treatment for improving bone density, muscle strength, balance, coordination and structural, postural stability. Woodridge, IL (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 In the U.S. today, an estimated 10 million people suffer from osteoporosis and an estimated 34 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk for osteopenia, osteoporosis and broken bones. The U.S. Surgeon...

2011-01-15 00:00:44

FRAX, a new tool for estimating a person's risk of fractures and bone breaks is in use by physicians at Summit Medical Group (SMG). Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 FRAX, a new tool for estimating a person's risk of fractures and bone breaks is in use by physicians at Summit Medical Group (SMG). "As adults age, we lose bone mass, which can make bones fragile and prone to fracture and breaks," notes Robert L. Rosenbaum, M.D., SMG endocrinologist. One of the more serious...

2010-11-18 17:11:06

Taking time off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone health, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Health System. Researchers found that bone density remained stable for three years in patients who took a drug holiday from bisphosphonates, a popular class of osteoporosis drugs that can cause fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone. "These drugs are potentially harmful when taken for long durations, yet little has been known until now...

2010-10-18 16:02:17

Vital that those caring for IBD patients evaluate for vitamin D nutritional deficiency Vitamin D deficiency puts patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at greater risk of osteoporosis, osteopenia and an overall higher rate of abnormal bone density, according to the results of a new study unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The study, "Vitamin D Deficiency and Abnormal DEXA Scans in Inflammatory Bowel...

2010-07-14 15:34:12

A comprehensive Argentinean epidemiological study reveals the staggering costs of osteoporosis in the country. The key findings of the article published in April 2010 in the scientific journal "Archives of Osteoporosis", include:"¢ In Argentina, bone mineral density studies reveal that one out of three women aged 50 or over suffers from osteoporosis."¢ The prevalence of vertebral fractures in Argentinean women aged 50 or older is 16%."¢ Over 34.000 hip fractures occur every...