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08-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

No benefit of vitamin D supplementation for musculoskeletal health

The use of vitamin D supplements for maintaining or improving musculoskeletal health is not warranted, suggest the findings of an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.

02-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Zoledronate benefits postmenopausal women with osteopenia

Treatment with zoledronate once every 18 months significantly reduces the risk for nonvertebral or vertebral fragility fractures, compared with placebo, in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, study findings indicate.

16-02-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Denosumab offers alternative to zoledronic acid in multiple myeloma

Phase III study data show that the RANKL-targeting monoclonal antibody denosumab is noninferior to zoledronic acid for the prevention of bone disease in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

22-08-2017 | Prostate cancer | News | Article

Osteoporosis drugs counter deleterious effects of ADT on bone health

Among men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer, treatment with bisphosphonates and denosumab improves bone mineral density, shows a meta-analysis.

21-01-2016 | Endocrinology | News | Article

Parathyroid hormone may mediate antihypertensive fracture risk

medwireNews: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may be elevated by use of some antihypertensive agents but reduced by others, analysis of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) suggests. The ...

22-08-2013 | Respiratory | Article

Exacerbations key to COPD–osteoporosis connection

Researchers have shown that bone resorption is increased during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, adding to growing evidence of a strong association between the disease and osteoporosis.

02-06-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Primary care physicians boost prostate cancer BMD monitoring

A US study has found that rates of bone mineral density testing in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy are highest among those whose primary care physician is involved in their care.

15-04-2013 | Radiology | Article

Incidental CT could boost osteoporosis detection

Patients undergoing abdominal computed tomography could be assessed for incidental osteoporosis of the lumbar spine, US researchers say.

07-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Femoral canal change detected in women over time

Women experience a gradual expansion in femoral canal diameter with increasing age, which could impact the longevity of total hip replacement, UK researchers report.

20-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Optimal preoperative hallux valgus assessment unclear

Podiatrists lack guidance on the best way to use preoperative radiographs of hallux valgus, research suggests.

18-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Oblique split graft technique avoids rhinoplasty warp

A novel graft technique may reduce the risk of costal cartilage graft warping in patients undergoing septorhinoplasty for saddle nose deformity with depleted source, Turkish surgeons say.

17-02-2013 | Sports medicine | Article

Dance-related injuries in young people on the increase

Findings spanning 17 years suggest that dance-related injuries in children and adolescents in the USA have increased by 37% over this time.

17-02-2013 | Immunology | Article

Antibody test ‘inappropriate’ without connective tissue symptoms

The positive antinuclear antibody test is often used inappropriately in patients without indications of connective tissue disease, real-world research suggests.

14-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Opaque procedure pricing barrier to healthcare reforms

US investigators report great difficulty in obtaining price information for total hip arthroplasty from healthcare providers, with many institutions and physicians unable to provide reasonable price estimates.

13-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Foot and ankle assessments fail to capture patient concerns

Commonly used clinical measurements of foot and ankle outcome do not reflect patient concerns, missing the impact of age and gender on how patients define treatment success, US researchers caution.

11-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Growth factor aids mandible reconstruction

Surgeons have used recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 to successfully restore mandibulectomy defects with few adverse effects.

11-02-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Piroxicam ultrasound combination optimal for knee osteoarthritis

Phonophoresis of the non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug piroxicam with ultrasound is more effective than ultrasound alone for improving pain and other symptoms of mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis, show study findings.

11-02-2013 | Immunology | Article

UV prevention measures may influence rheumatoid arthritis incidence

Increased ultraviolet-B exposure reduces the risk for rheumatoid arthritis in women, US researchers suggest, but the drive to protect against skin cancer in recent years may have negated this benefit.

03-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Indian medicines ‘promising’ for osteoarthritis care

Ayurvedic medicine may offer osteoarthritis relief, say Indian researchers who found traditional formulations to be equal to conventional drugs for the improvement of pain and knee function.

31-01-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Rehabilitation challenges need for surgical ACL repair

Surgery is not always necessary for acute anterior cruciate ligament injury in young, active patients, research suggests.

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