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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Bisphosphonates offer women no protection against breast cancer but do help prevent fractures related to osteoporosis.

Eliglustat has a better safety profile than the existing approved oral drug for type 1 Gaucher disease, and is easier to take than enzyme replacement therapy.

Whatever is causing this woman's hip pain, her x-ray looks quite severe. The diagnosis was correct 40 years ago, but it couldn't be treated effectively then. What's the problem?

For the success of total hip replacements, 35 is the magic number, a very large Canadian study finds. Procedures done by surgeons with lower volumes per year have much greater failure risks.

Among women with osteoporosis randomized to discontinue bisphosphonates, results of bone mass testing in subsequent years were unrelated to future fracture risk. This undercuts guidelines and even a law.

(AAOS 2014) Older women with comorbidities are at greatest risk for revision surgery after total knee arthroplasty, a nationwide study shows. Another large analysis shows an interesting quirk about the role of osteoporosis: Bisphosphonates help, but only in some circumstances.

An expert working group says osteoporosis can be diagnosed in postmenopausal women and older men with only marginally low bone density, if they have fractured certain bones in a minor mishap, show vertebral fractures on X-ray, or have high fracture risk for other reasons.

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